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2013 Cookie Season Wrap Up

Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks you for a great cookie season.

Girl Scouts in Colorado, with the support of their leaders, families and friends, sold 4.19 million packages of Girl Scout Cookies this season! Congratulations to the girls for their success and to the volunteers for guiding girls to discover the 5 Essential Skills: goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

The total sale was down about 5 percent from last year, however there were about 6 percent fewer selling girls, so the per girl average actually increased.

The top seller in the state, Madison Walker of Arvada, sold 4,200 packages of cookies! Fifteen girls sold 2,500 packages of cookies or more across the state. Last year, only seven girls reached that goal.

This year, girls earned $245,000 in Cookie Credits to pay for camp, events, travel, Girl Scout merchandise and more.

As a team, parents, volunteers and staff improved inventory management procedures, which helped to reduce the amount of cookies remaining at the end of the sale by more than half. Thank you for working hard to manage your inventory and meet return deadlines.

We’re looking forward to another great year in 2014.

After 17 years of service to Girl Scouts in Colorado, Dorothy Gregory, former Vice President of Product Sales, has retired. Her product sales leadership has been instrumental in funding the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for generations of girls in Colorado — a priceless contribution! Angel Haxton is the new statewide product sales team leader for Girl Scouts of Colorado.

And check out these great cookie sales pitches done by our 2013 cookie sellers! These girls are learning a lot of business skills through the Girl Scout Cookie Program!

http://youtu.be/G1zMqXnqinM (Colorado Springs, #3810)
http://youtu.be/1YZXloU-R7U (Denver #51435)
http://youtu.be/d8GO7shx0cY (Denver #52316)
http://youtu.be/H1PwS1JXYp8 (Aspen, #53919)
http://youtu.be/s8ZmFBwDb24 (Parker #61292)
http://youtu.be/q4aQb_mwQSs (Denver #51058)

Thank you Girl Scout volunteers!

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This week, we are celebrating our nearly one million Girl Scout volunteers. Everyday, Girl Scout volunteers are providing the environment girls need to pursue their interests and practice the skills that will lead them to be the leaders they want to be, whether that’s an astrophysicist, a CEO, a stay-at-home mom or the President of the United States.

Thank you, volunteers, for changing the world for girls and everyone in it. We couldn’t do it without you!