Sophia Hammond of Plymouth used family connections to hit her goal
PLYMOUTH, NH – When a Girl Scout sets a goal, she often doesn’t just meet it, she exceeds it! Just ask Sophia Hammond, 9, a Girl Scout Junior and student at Plymouth Elementary School. She decided that she wanted to sell Girl Scout Cookies to people in all 50 states – and did so in just a few weeks, doubling her goal by selling more 600 packages of cookies. Now she’s upped her goal to 700 packages, running her cookie business through March 22.
Sophia and her mother, Tiffany, used social media to reach their many friends and family online to find customers throughout the United States.
“It was really cool to talk to other people,” Sophia said. “One of my mom’s friends owns a barbecue restaurant in Louisiana. They bought cookies – I think it was a lot! After I talked to them, my sales went up a lot.”
This enterprising Girl Scout made videos her mother posted on Facebook, displaying a large map of the country on which she would place stars for each sale. In just about three weeks, the entire map was filled with stars. A sale in Delaware put her over the top.
Girl Scout troops earn proceeds to support their girl driven program. Sophia hopes her troop will be able to fund a camporee and other activities.
“I am really proud of her independence and how she advocates for herself!” said Tiffany Hammond.
Girl Scout Cookies aren’t just a sweet treat. They power the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial experience. When you make a Girl Scout Cookie purchase, you’re helping the next generation of young female entrepreneurs get an important taste of what it takes to be successful—teamwork, planning, and a positive outlook.
Because proceeds from your purchase stay local, you help the awesome entrepreneurs who sell Girl Scout Cookies in your community power new experiences for themselves and their troop. When you support her success through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, you’re narrowing the entrepreneurship gap between women and men by nurturing that go-getter spirit early on and equipping her with the confidence and know-how to dream big and do bigger. Your cookie purchase is an investment in the world-changing business leaders of tomorrow!
Buy cookies for yourself or donate cookies to the military and hometown heroes by finding your local Girl Scout, visiting www.girlscoutcookies.org, or download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app to your smartphone.
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