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Girl takes a photo from the Great Wall of China

Cookie program

Mandy G. | Group Leader

By planning well in advance, troop leader Mandy G. gave her girls three years to raise money for their tour, From London to Lucerne, through the cookie program. The result? The girls sold 34,000 boxes of cookies with most of the proceeds going toward their trip. Thanks to nearly 1,200 hours of work, the girls went to Europe in June 2012 and visited Buckingham Palace and Big Ben—as well as participated in programs at WAGGGS World Centres Pax Lodge and Our Chalet.

And best of all, the cookie program also benefited their council. The troop's sales provided $70,000 of net income to support local Girl Scout programming.