15-Year Old Girl Scout Is One Smart Cookie!

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15-year old Jennifer Sharpe is one happy camper. She not only attained her goal of selling the most Girl Scout Cookies in her troop, but also nationally. In fact, while there are no official records, it is believed that her sale of 17,323 boxes is the most ever by one person in the 81-year Girl Scout cookie selling history.

The success didn't come easy though. Unlike most Girl Scouts who sell the cookies only on weekends, Jennifer and her mom, set up shop every single day of the season, including Sundays, for about four hours a day.

All the effort really paid off for Jennifer. Besides being honored by Girl Scout Officials, she has made making newspaper headlines and been invited to New York for a TV Interview by the Today show. The icing on the cake however, is that she and her troop # 813 have managed to raise enough money to take them on a ten-day trip to Europe later this year. Jennifer, who is normally a very shy girl, said that it was very easy to sell the cookies, simply because she loves them so much, especially the "Thin Mints".

The two-month Girl Scout Cookie fundraising season is an 81-year old American tradition that is looked forward to by both buyers and sellers. For buyers it means a once in a year chance to buy their favorite "Samoas' or "Thin Mint" Cookies. For the Girl Scouts, who receive a portion of the sales, it means money to spend on fun activities with their troops.

The fundraising efforts have come a long way since their humble beginnings in 1917, when the first homemade cookies were sold. Today over 200 million boxes are sold in the two month period, raising over $700 million U.S. Dollars for Girl Scout activites annually.

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63 Comments
  • arocket101Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:50 pm
    I sell like 90 boxes for a LOT. that girl is persistent
    • some person Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 4:03 pm
      i am a girl scout and I only sell like 300 boxes I wont challenge her to a cookie selling contest
      • maxiscoolyo
        maxiscoolyoThursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:41 am
        If only they did not discontinue the Cranberry/Citrus ones. Those were my favorite! :(
        • ems12345
          ems12345Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:31 am
          love those cookies! My favorite one is the smore's and lemon.
          • lolgirl13Friday, March 31, 2017 at 1:53 pm
            I'm a girl scout to!!!!!
            • nicole1522
              nicole1522Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm
              I'm a girl scout
              • 123456789Monday, November 23, 2015 at 3:48 pm
                wow.............................I want some cookies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • goodmude04
                  goodmude04Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 7:24 pm
                  wow..................I can't do it!!!
                  • cMonday, May 25, 2015 at 7:07 pm
                    i bought from her 7 years ago.....
                    • maxiscoolyo
                      maxiscoolyoWednesday, November 7, 2018 at 1:23 pm
                      Wow.. LUCKY!
                    • tree300
                      tree300Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:45 am
                      I used to be a girl scout and only sold 200 boxes of cookies. Not a lot compared to her.