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Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona sell more than 850,000 boxes of cookies

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Board Chair Chief Cheryl Horvath (L) and Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona CEO Debbie Rich (R) Recognize Top Cookie Seller Adriana Chavez. (Source: Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona) Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Board Chair Chief Cheryl Horvath (L) and Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona CEO Debbie Rich (R) Recognize Top Cookie Seller Adriana Chavez. (Source: Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

That is an awful lot of cookies!!  

Southern Arizona rose to the occasion and helped the Girl Scouts by buying 850,423 boxes of cookies! Of those boxes sold, 21,454 were sent overseas to the troops, as part of the Cookies for Military program. Having sold 4,336 boxes of cookies, 8th grader Adriana Chavez was named top cookie seller for 2017.

"On behalf of the Girl Scouts, we want to give a big thank you to the southern Arizona community for their support during the 2017 Cookie sales. Your purchases not only help our Girl Scouts learn business skills, but support the good work that our girls do in the community," said Debbie Rich, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, in a recent release.

The Girl Scout Cookie program allows the girls to set goals, make decisions, and manage money, as well as build people skills and business ethics - all aspects essential to leadership, success, and even life.  
100 percent of the funds earned from cookie sales benefits southern Arizona troops.  'It is through these funds that Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona are able to continually build girls of courage, confidence, and character who will better our community today and in the future.'

"The cookie program is a critical source of funding for the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and it is what makes it possible to serve girls in hard-to-serve areas, offer scholarships and maintain camps and programming," said Debbie Rich, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, in a recent release.

In addition to using their cookie money for activities and adventures, Girl Scouts can use the funds they raise with the Cookie Program to bring their service ideas to life. Whether the girls are caring for their environment, promoting literacy or campaigning for social issues, cookie proceeds can help them reach their community service and leadership goals. 

Top cookie sellers in southern Arizona are listed in the chart below: 

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