6/5/2020 2:34:00 PM Englewood Area "Top Cookie Entrepreneur" Girl Scout named
Violet, a member of Girl Scout Brownie Troop 617, has earned the title of “Top Cookie Entrepreneur” for selling the most cookies in the Englewood area during the 2020 Girl Scout cookie program. Violet’s goal was to sell 2,020 boxes of cookies to commemorate the year 2020. When the sales were tallied, she learned she had sold 2,034 boxes. “I like to earn money to help other people and do fun activities,” explained Violet, who will be a Girl Scout Junior in the fall. “Selling cookies taught me to work hard for things I want. I like to set my goals high to see if I can meet them. I like to learn while having fun and go on fun field trips with my friends. I love helping my community. Girl Scouts teaches me to serve God and others. Girl Scouts helps me make the world a better place.” Violet is a third grader at Redeemer Lutheran Elementary School and in her fourth year of Girl Scouts. Her troop was planning to use their cookie proceeds to attend the national Girl Scouts convention in Orlando, which is held every three years, but has been postponed until 2023. Although Violet and her fellow Girl Scout are disappointed that the national convention won’t be happening, they are making plans to go to Orlando once in-person Girl Scout meetings and activities are safe to resume. Meanwhile, the girls have collected food and used some of their cookie funds to purchase additional donations for Englewood Helping Hand. They also participated in Girl Scout Spirit Week by posting videos and photos online for activities including “Mindful Monday” to show appreciation for everyday heroes and “Wash Your Hands Wednesday” to demonstrate proper hand washing. Girls, K through grade 12, continue to be Girl Scouts through relevant and engaging programming through online workshops and chats as well as home projects. For more information, visit www.gsgcf.org.