Area Girl Scouts Sell 1.5 Million Boxes Of Cookies

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March 30, 2011

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland would like to thank the community for another successful Cookie Sale. Girl Scouts across 80 Kansas counties sold nearly 1.5 million boxes, a 7.6% increase over last year. The 2011 Cookie Sale took place Jan. 22 through March 13.

The 2011 Cookie Sale by the Numbers:

1,496,500 total boxes sold, up 7.6% from 2010
9,165 total Girl Scouts participated
15,328 boxes were collected for the Cookie Share Program, up 48% from last year.

These cookies will be distributed to the Kansas Food Bank, Catholic Charities, McConnell Air Force Base, the Kansas National Guard and local food pantries. (Pickup times will be scheduled next week, watch for more information about media opportunities)

"When you pull a box of Thin Mints out of your freezer this summer (if you have any left) think about all of the Girl Scouts who are enjoying wonderful summer camp experiences all because of you," said Shelly Chenoweth, Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland CEO. "Girls are learning new skills, developing confidence and becoming leaders thanks to your support."

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