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Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scouts Sell Three Million Boxes of Cookies; Announce The Henry, Churn as the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge Champions


As Girl Scouts everywhere celebrated 100 years of selling cookies, Girl Scouts­—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is celebrating their very successful cookie sale.  

  • 13,278 girls sold 3 million boxes of cookies in nine weeks. That’s an average of 219 boxes for each girl.
  • The top cookie seller sold 4016 boxes of cookies.
  • 158,432 cookies were sold online through the Digital Cookie program, the second year girls could market their cookies to friends and family via a website they created, thus allowing girls to learn ecommerce business skills.
  • The most popular cookie? Thin Mints of course! 34% of sales went to this cookie, followed closely by Samoas (21%).

Girl Scout Cookies not only helps Girl Scouts earn money for fun, educational activities and community projects, but also plays an important role helping girls learn essential life skills like decision making, money management, people skills, business ethics and goal setting. It is the largest girl-led business in the world!

In other sweet news, the numbers are in for the Cookie Dessert Challenge! And the winners are….The Henry, with their delicious Samoa Doughnuts and Churn, with its Savannah Smiles ice cream.  

More than two dozen restaurants participated in the 4th Annual Cookie Dessert Challenge, which invited chefs from some of the state’s most popular restaurants to support Arizona’s girls by created a special dessert using one of the beloved flavors of Girl Scout cookies. A portion of the proceeds from each dessert sold was donated to Girl Scouts to support Girl Scouting in our community.

The overwhelming success of this year’s cookie program was possible only with the support of the community. All funds raised stay in Arizona, ensuring our girl members will have the resources they need to develop into tomorrow’s leaders.