Friday, January 13, 2017

Meet Remedy: Cookie Entrepreneur Officer

Remedy and Raylan
Remedy may be just 10 years old, but she’s already running her very own business as a Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneur. Last year, Remedy was the top Girl Scout Cookie seller in Surry County, selling 677 boxes of the sweet treats. For the 2017 cookie sale, Remedy is looking forward to sharing her experience with a cookie colleague, her five-year-old sister Raylan who joined Girl Scouts this year. The pair will work together to reach out to family members, friends and neighbors in search of cookie customers. This year, Remedy has set a goal to sell at least 700 boxes of cookies, and since she’ll be sharing sales with her sister, she knows that she will have to work harder than in year’s past to reach her goal.

With five years of cookie-selling experience, Remedy is always eager to share helpful tips with fellow Girl Scouts. One of her favorite ways to boost her sales is to talk to customers about the Gift of Caring program. Through this program, she asks people to buy an extra box of cookies to be donated to a hometown hero. Last year, Remedy and her fellow troop members gave the donated cookies to the USO to distribute to members of the military. This year, Troop 1197 plans to personally deliver donated boxes to local charities and first responders so that they can meet the hometown heroes who will be enjoying the cookies.

When it comes to the cookie program, however, Remedy knows that it’s about more than just sales tactics. It’s about the girl selling the cookies too. Her can-do mentality and determination to succeed makes her a leader among Girl Scouts in Surry.

“I love to help younger Girl Scouts build their confidence at cookie booths,” Remedy said. “I show them how easy it is to ask people to buy or donate cookies, and I remind them to say ‘thank you’ even if they don’t make a sale.”

And, although Remedy loves cookie season, there are so many other things that she loves about being a Girl Scout. She’s already looking forward to going on camping trips, earning badges and taking field trips with her troop, all activities made possible thanks to the funds they earn from the cookie program.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the nation’s leaning financial literacy and entrepreneurial program for girls. Girl Scout Cookies not only help girls earn money for fun, educational activities and community projects, but also play a huge role in teaching girls how to be go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders as they learn essential life and business skills.

Girl Scouts in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina are currently taking orders for cookies. Cookies will arrive to the region on February 18, and cookie booth sales will begin the following day. For more information, visit