Thursday, May 10, 2012

East Louisiana Girl Scouts sell 1.25 Million Boxes of Cookies

In Louisiana, the Daily Comet reports that when Andris Terrebonne, 11, told her grandmother she planned to sell 500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year, her grandmother's jaw dropped.

“I said, ‘You did what?' ” Deborah Guidry asked.

And the cookies Andris needed to sell soon filled their Lockport double-wide trailer.

But that goal turned out to be conservative, and Andris sold 668 boxes, more cookies than any other Girl Scout in Lafourche Parish this year.

Girl Scouts Louisiana East, which encompasses 23 parishes, reported their members sold nearly 1.25 million boxes of cookies this year. Eighteen of those girls sold 500 boxes or more in Lafourche Parish.

Andris said she made almost all of the sales herself, with a little bit of help from her mother who brought the order form to her job at Domino's Pizza. But even there, Andris said she had to approach most of the employees herself.

She sold them door-to-door, in front of Walmart and Frank's supermarkets, and at her school, Larose Upper Elementary School, she said.

Her favorites are the classic Thin Mints and the newest cookie, Savannah Smiles, which were released this year to commemorate the Girls Scouts' 100th anniversary. Founder Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout Troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga.