How Much Did Girl Scouts Make In Cookie Sales Last Year? [INFOGRAPHIC]
1:30 pm, January 14th | by Laura Donovan
There was apparently a lot to criticize about the Girl Scouts last year, but here’s something GSA-related that no one in their right mind could ever find fault with: cookies! In spite of all the unnecessary drama surrounding the Girl Scouts in 2012, young GSA members everywhere earned $714,000,000 in cookie sales, 20 times the amount brought in from membership fee revenue.
Even crazier is the number of calories sold in cookies last year: 210,162,000,000. If that doesn’t make you want to revisit your forgotten New Years Resolution to hit the gym, I don’t know what will. Unsurprisingly, Thin Mint cookies are the most popular type of Girl Scout cookie, with Samoas and Tagalongs trailing behind.
And have you ever wondered who holds the title for most cookies ever sold? It belongs to Jennifer Sharpe, who sold more than 17,000 boxes in 2008. Her troop raised $21,000 to go on a ten-day trip and $14,000 of the total came directly from her.
“I remember when she first started selling, she was very shy and quiet and you had to push her out to talk to customers, but now she’s right out there, first to the door,” her mom said five years ago.
I don’t know what her secret is, but I’d definitely like to learn so my theoretical future daughter can beat that record. Because that’s what being a Girl Scout is really all about: competition!
To get pumped for Girl Scout cookie season, check out the full infographic below: