This was Claire’s first year selling Girl Scout Cookies – she could only sell to people she knows or go door-to-door with a parent. She is a Daisy, therefore she isn’t allowed to setup cookie booths or stands at grocery stores / gas stations / flower shops / etc so we thought that this year was going to be kinda rough.
We started out with two dozen (approx) boxes of cookies – Claire brought them home and we were all nervous that if we weren’t able to sell them, that we would get stuck buying them ourselves. Oh how wrong we were.
Four afternoons (nine hours total) of walking door-to-door, selling to co-workers, selling to family and friends….<drum roll please…>
353 boxes sold to date, and we have two more large orders to fill. The only thing that limited us was snow storms, subzero weather, and me not asking for more cookies from our troop’s cookie mom. The final stats for the troop came out and Claire had the next scout beat by 100+ boxes. Granted – this isn’t truly a competition between scouts, but a little parental pride kicks in when your kid whoops some butt.
The really neat part of the whole thing was that Claire didn’t just WANT to get out and sell cookies – she had FUN doing it, and I made sure that I was just “the muscle” pulling the cart and making sure the right amount of money was collected / change given. She did the entire sales pitch, chose where we were going to go selling, and was truly disappointed when I said that selling was over last weekend.
Next year, Claire wants to double that number. =)