This is my “little sister,” Katie. I know–she’s grown up!
Katie is in the seventh grade, is 13 years old, and is a Cadette Girl Scout in Troop 1884 (the troop I lead). Last year, Katie sold over 500 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, after she set her goal at 350 (which seemed like a lot of cookies).
This year, Katie set her goal at 1000. One Thousand. ONE THOUSAND BOXES of Samoas and Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Trefoils and all the other flavors. She wanted to sell 1000 boxes of cookies because she wanted to get the theme park tickets that come as a prize at that level.
When she told me her goal, I bit down on my tongue. That seemed like a huge goal–nearly impossible, I thought. But I remembered the year before and decided I was going to encourage her and hope she wasn’t too disappointed with however many boxes she sold. “Wow, that’s a lot of cookies!” is what I said.
Today, I took Katie to lunch to celebrate her selling 1,050+ boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. With the help of her dedicated Momma, Kim, and the support of our Troop Cookie Chair, Jeannie, she did it! I’m so proud of her!
And she’s planning her trip to King’s Island!