In 38 days, Brown County Girls Scouts sold 2,016 cases of cookies — 24,192 boxes to be exact.
“The girls had record numbers in this year’s cookie campaign,” said Brandy Beene, with the Heart of Texas Girl Scouts. “This has been the most Brown County has ever seen.”
To celebrate the girls’ successful campaign, the Heart of Texas Girl Scouts held a Cookie Bash Saturday that included a bounce house, food and games.
“I went before the council and asked if we could have a party for the girls,” Beene said. “I wanted to be sure and reward them for all of their hard work.”
For the second year in a row, Emily Beene earned the title of top seller for Brown County and for the first time council wide, which includes 46 counties stretching from Sterling County all the way to Austin County.
“I had a goal of 3,000 cookies,” Emily Beene said. “It felt pretty good to meet my goal. Now, everyone is cheering for me. Next year, I’m hoping to sell 5,000 boxes.”
With her record number of cookies sold, Emily Beene will be receiving an iPad, iPod, DVD player, bracelet kit and $300 in cookie dough, which can be used to purchase Girl Scout uniforms or pay for camp.
“I’m really proud of Emily,” Brandy Beene said. “I’ve always taught my kids, and scouts, to set a goal. After she reached her goal, she wanted to keep selling.”
“It’s not just the girls selling cookies,” Brandy Beene said. “It’s truly a family oriented campaign. We have several dads who work just as hard as the moms in helping the girls sell cookies.”
The proceeds from the cookie campaign will stay in Brown County and will go to events held by the Heart of Texas Girl Scouts, including the cookie bash, father-daughter dance and more.