Saturday, December 26, 2015

Meet Samantha, Cookie Entrepreneur Officer

Meet Samantha. She's a Girl Scout Junior and a CEO—Cookie Entrepreneur Officer. She may only be in the fourth grade, but last cookie season, she sold 1,800 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies! That made her the top cookie seller in Virginia Beach. Read on to learn more about this top seller.

She gives back. Thanks to the success of Samantha and her fellow members of Troop 78 during cookie season, the girls used money they earned to purchase Christmas gifts for two families in need.

She has business skills. Samantha works hard all cookie season long and does it with a smile on her face. She knows that it's important to be polite and say "please" and "thank you" to her cookie customers.

She has a secret to her success. Once cookies have arrived in February, Samantha fills her wagon and goes from door to door in her neighborhood with cookies in tow. This, she says, really helps to boost her sales numbers.

Cookies aren't the only thing keeping her busy. In addition to selling cookies this winter, Samantha is also working on a project to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the top award that Girl Scout Juniors can earn and the third highest honor in Girl Scouts. For her project, Samantha is working to collect books to donate to the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.

She thinks big! For the upcoming cookie season, her goal is to sell 2,000 boxes of cookies. That's 200 more boxes than last season!

Get all of the details about the Girl Scout Cookie Program in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina here.