Six weeks and countless hours managing the cookie sale-it all added up to un-bee-lievable results!
We applaud everyone involved in the 2021 cookie season from our dynamic and innovative girls to our incredibly resilient and dedicated volunteers. It was heartwarming to see troops coming back together to participate in the first large-scale Girl Scout River Valleys program since the start of the pandemic. Thanks to the massive teamwork from our girls and volunteers, we are pleased to share the end of season cookie totals:
- Total Packages Sold: 3,380,000 (including 343,740 packages in online direct-ship sales)
- Number of girls selling: 11,200
- Per girl average (PGA): 302
- Troop proceeds: $3,037,290
- Cookie Variety Mix:
$9075 was donated to the Tashjan Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum through our Bee a Sister Program.
The money will fund care and equipment for the honey bee hives at the Bee Center for the next three years! The center is purchasing audio equipment to better share the bees with visitors. For example—when they’re working with the hives outside, visitors inside the Bee Center can see the staff but not hear them through the windows. This audio system will allow staff to talk to people inside and share what’s going on with the hives.
- Cookie Care Program Donations: Over 92,000 packages of cookies were donated to our communities.
- Cookie Booths:
- Troops participated in over 11,100 timeslots at locations throughout our council area.
A special shout-out to Cub, your local grocery store! We are so grateful for the continued partnership between Girl Scouts River Valleys and Cub as they generously offered Cookie Booth space at their 70+ locations in our council area during the cookie season. Troops reported selling 444,900 packages alone at Cub locations in 2021.
While Bree the Bee buzzes off in the sunset and you enjoy the long days of summer, we’ll be busy working on plans for the 2022 Cookie Program. We look forward to another year full of cookie adventures with our new mascot, the koala, and a fantastic new cookie (trust us, you’ll love it)! Watch for the 2022 dates to be announced this fall.