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The 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program Re-cap!

The 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program was a great success!

The 2017 Cookie Sale has come to an end and the centennial of this program was full of many amazing accomplishments from our girls, parents, and troop leaders who all helped make it a sweet success! This year all that hard work resulted in an increase in overall sales, which also led to troops and girls earning more proceeds, recognitions, and camp credits, too!  

Check out the highlights from the 2017 Cookie Sale!

Volunteer Breakfast! The season began with a volunteer breakfast in November that featured WJAR TV 10’s Alison Bologna, who was the 2017 Honorary Cookie Chair. 

Cookie Rally! In January, over 800 girls, leaders, and family members participated in the annual GSSNE Cookie Rally. Interactive activities helped the girls get ready for the sale by focusing on the 5 skills that girls learn through participation: goal setting, business ethics, money management, people skills, and decision making.  After the rally, attendees enjoyed a Providence Bruins hockey game. 

Cookies & Cocktails! We celebrated the 100th anniversary with an incredible event at the Citizens Bank Rotunda on January 26th where our guests were able to sample delicious desserts made by some of the area’s finest restaurants using Girl Scout cookies. 

S’mores! Our loyal cookie fans could not get enough of the new Girl Scout S’mores ™ cookie!  We are really looking forward to having this new addition in the lineup next year.

Top Seller! The highest seller in the council was Caitlyn Tiodor, an Ambassador Girl Scout from Troop 490 in East Providence. Caitlyn sold an amazing 2,510 packages of cookies, which will help send her troop on a trip to Europe this summer. Way to go Caitlyn! 

Bling Your Booth! Junior Troop 602 from Newport/Middletown won the GSSNE Bling Your Booth contest! They received a $50 gift card to the GSSNE Shop to help purchase fun things for their troop!

Lola the Llama! Lily Ann Freeman from East Providence Troop 473 won the drawing for the GIANT Lola the Llama! Lily Ann sold 1,258 packages of cookies.

Are you doing something awesome with your Cookie Sale earnings? GSUSA wants to hear about it! Submit your own “Powered by Cookies” story at girlscoutcookies.org!

2017 Facts

  • Over 740,000 packages of cookies were sold in 2017!
  • 4,614 of our registered Girl Scouts participated in the sale. That’s 92%!
  • Digital cookie sales increased by an amazing 200%.
  • Approximately $440,000 was earned by Troops in proceeds.
  • $27,956 of camp credits were applied toward the cost of GSSNE camps as of mid-May
  • Troops donated $3,700 to Operation Stand Down Rhode Island’s Marine CPL Holly Charette Home, this year’s Cookie Sale community service project. Over 5,700 packages of cookies were donated to local military organizations and other area non-profits.
  • We saw an increase in per girl averages to 160 packages sold per girl, up from 148 in 2016!
  • Over 1,200 cookie booths were hosted during the sale.

Congratulations to our 2017 Service Unit Top Sellers!

Girl Name

Troop

Service Unit

Kayla D.

1149

Apple Valley

Cameryn B.

4991

Attleboro

Ashley P.

799

Barrington

Kelly L.

489

Bellingham

Emily S.

327

Blackstone Millville

Ellie C.

476

Bristol Warren

Arihanna M.

3

Central Falls

Arianna D.

2025

Chariho

Braelyn Q.

523

Coventry

Taylor C.

28

Cranston

Caroline L.

369

Cumberland

Elizabeth D.

594

East Greenwich

Caitlyn T.

490

East Providence

Kimberly D.

211

Exeter West Greenwich

Kaitlyn D.

963

Exeter West Greenwich

Katelyn B.

1046

Fall River

Destinee S.

1711

Lincoln

Jordan Brown

602

Newport Middletown

Cassandra D.

561

North Kingstown Jamestown

Brianna N.

109

North Attleboro

Ariana M.

123

North Providence

Mackenzie C.

354

Pawtucket

Jessleanna L.D.

745

Portsmouth

Michaela W.

61

Providence

Rachael D.

127

Scituate

Angelina A.

750

Seekonk Rehoboth

Emilee B.

41021

Somerset

Victoria L.

1052

Somerset

Abigail S.

80

Southgansett

Emma Rae A.

927

Swansea

Alayna G.

871

Tiverton Little Compton Westport

Saleen R.

44

Warwick

Savannah L.

104

Westerly

Harmony W.

14

West Warwick

Caitlin B.

741

Woonsocket

Kaitlyn J.

858

Wrentham Plainville

Makayla A.

1003

Yankee B


Congratulations to every Girl Scout who ran her own Girl Scout Cookie business and thank you to every customer who supported her!

Psst! Are you still craving Girl Scout Cookies?  The 2018 Girl Scout Cookie season will begin on January 1, 2018!