Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Meet Jasmine, Cookie Entrepreneur Officer

Jasmine receiving the rewards she earned
last cookie season from Tracy Keller,
Saturday marked the first day of the Girl Scout Cookie Program for Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. Among the girls out taking cookie orders was Jasmine, a Currituck County sixth grader who sold 1,228 boxes of cookies last year, making her the top seller in Currituck County. This accomplishment earned Jasmine the title of CEO—Cookie Entrepreneur Officer, which she was recognized for last May at a luncheon hosted by the chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, Tracy Keller.

Thanks to their success during the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Jasmine and her fellow members of Troop 52 had a busy year. A top priority for the troop was finding a project to make a difference in the community. The girls used a portion of their proceeds from the cookie program to purchase Girl Scout guide books to donate to the Currituck County Public Library.

“We live about 35 minutes from the Girl Scout store in Chesapeake,” Jasmine said. “This could cause problems for many girls in Currituck to get their own books, so now all Girl Scouts in our area have access to the books they need right at the library.”

For this project, Jasmine earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the third highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting and the top award earned by Girl Scout Juniors.

This cookie season, Jasmine has set a goal to sell 1,300 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. She hopes to use some of the money that she earns to put towards her Silver Award project—the next ranking Girl Scout award. For her Silver Award project, Jasmine has chosen to focus on the issue of human trafficking by working with Homestead Ranch, a transitional home for victims of trafficking.

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