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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The final numbers are in for the 2014 Girl Scout cookie selling season, according to a release from the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, they sold more than 903,622 boxes.

Of those boxes over 22,000 will go to the troops overseas, thanks to the Troop-to-Troop program.

"On behalf of the Girl Scouts we want to give a big thank you to the  Southern Arizona community for their support during the 2014 cookie sales," said Debbie Rich, CEO Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. "The cookie program is a critical source of funding for the Girl Scouts and it is what makes it possible to serve girls in hard to serve areas, offer scholarships and maintain camps and programming."

Of the funds raised via cookie sales, 100 percent of it remains in Southern Arizona to benefit the 'troops'.  Girl Scout Troops may use their funds for not only activities and journeys, but to help make their service ideas come to life. 

Like the idea from Brownie Troop 6813, who has designated $250 to a kindness mural at their school, Desert Willow Elementary.  According to the release the troop decided to donate a portion of their cookie money to the Kindness mural.  To honor the troops decision, a tile within the mural will recognize the Brownie troop.

Congratulations are in order for the top sellers in Pima County -

Troop 2981 - Brianna A. - 6,001

Troop 2981 - Elizabeth M. - 3,525

Troop 460 - Adriana C. - 3,200

Troop 408 - Ashley B.  - 3,046

Troop 1335 - Jorden Z. - 3,024

Troop 375 - Bella M. - 2,484

Troop 645 - Mary R. - 2,352

Troop 230 - Ashley F. - 2,313

Troop 2229 - Taylor Q. - 2,127

Troop 471 - Makayla H. - 2,103

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