• Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Announce Top 10 Girl Scout Cookie Entrepreneurs for 2022

    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Announce
    Top 10 Girl Scout Cookie Entrepreneurs for 2022

    Northern Illinois – From December 13, 2021–March 27, 2022, local Girl Scouts sold Girl Scout Cookies in innovative ways while dealing with unprecedented cookie inventory challenges. Girl Scouts sold cookies virtually on their cookie business websites, hosted pop-up cookie booths in their neighborhoods, worked with DoorDash through a new national partnership, and sold cookies safely in-person door-to-door or at traditional cookie booths outside local businesses.
    The following Girl Scouts are the Top 10 Cookie Entrepreneurs for 2021–22 in northern Illinois:
    1. Rhiannon Reynolds, Troop 4221, Oswego – 3,302 packages
    2. Zoey Campbell, Troop 1960, McHenry – 3,231 packages
    3. Caitlyn Hazelwood, Troop 1807, McHenry – 3,222 packages
    4. Alexis Taylor, Troop 1807, McHenry - 3,222 packages
    5. Kamarina Henriquez, Troop 1909, McHenry – 3,202 packages
    6. Madison Lucius, Troop 1909, McHenry - 3,200 packages
    7. Abigail Shoemaker, Troop 272, McHenry – 2,654 packages
    8. Olivia  Shoemaker, Troop 1960, McHenry – 2,650 packages
    9. Lydia Miller, Troop 205, Cortland – 2,406 packages
    10. Giallana Tarello, Troop 1960, McHenry – 2,400 packages
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is proud of these Girl Scouts—and of all Girl Scouts who participated in the Girl Scout Cookie Program—in a time of new obstacles to overcome. These future community leaders stepped up in amazing ways to become successful entrepreneurs through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
    During Girl Scout Cookie season, each local Girl Scout sets out to sell delectable cookies while also building entrepreneurial and business skills imperative for leadership and future success. All the net revenue raised—100 percent of it—stays within our northern Illinois area.
    Cookie earnings power amazing experiences through programming, while Girl Scouts and their troops decide how to invest in impactful community projects, personal enrichment opportunities, and more. Skills learned in the cookie program also influence later success as data shows more than half (57%) of Girl Scout alumnae in business say the cookie program was beneficial to skills they possess today, such as money management, goal-setting, and public speaking.
    We’re Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
    Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To join us, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, visit girlscouts.org. 
    We serve 16 counties including parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsni.org or call 844-GSNI-4-ME (844-476-4463).
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