In Western New York Thousands of girls participated in the Girl Scout Cookie Program® this year and one Girl Scout, Ziyanece A. (pictured above) of Webster Troop 65105 achieved a groundbreaking accomplishment when she sold an astounding 7,125 packages of cookies; the most cookies ever sold in Girl Scout history for the Western New York region covering Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties.
At the age of 8, Ziyanece put her ingenuity and entrepreneurial skills to work as she sold her cookies online and in-person. Ziyanece said: “My favorite part of being a Girl Scout is meeting with my troop and doing projects. It really means a lot to reach such a high goal, it makes me feel like I can reach any goal that I set for myself. When I get older I want to be a veterinarian or animal groomer because I love to take care of animals. Lemonades are my favorite Girl Scout cookie.”
Ziyanece and her family were recently invited to celebrate her success at the Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) Rochester Service Center by the GSWNY CEO, Alison Wilcox; two of her Service Unit Managers, Jennifer Shaw and Beth Cunico; and GSWNY staff members Mary Jo Brown, Executive Vice President of Product Program & Customer Service, and Megan Hall, Product Program Manager.
Three-thousand cookie packages was the highest amount of packages sold for the Western New York region until Ziyanece set a new bar. Girl Scouts of Western New York applauds Ziyanece and all the girls and volunteers who worked so hard in a pandemic and participated in the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Some other notable accomplishments were:
• Girl Scout Service Unit with the highest amount of cookie packages sold per girl was Cattaraugus County West with 508 per girl.
• Troop with the highest packages sold was Troop 34213 of Lackawanna South Buffalo with 10,832 packages of cookies sold.
• Service Units who made an impact in a big way through Service Unit Community Cookie Booths were Pittsford, Webster, Millwheel, Big Bend, Como Lake, and Kenton.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program powers amazing experiences for girls. When customers buy cookies, they are doing so much more than purchasing a box of cookies. They are helping girls become confident leaders, by learning the 5 key life skills like: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. The Girl Scout Cookie Program powers hands-on and life-changing experiences in a variety of skills areas for girls all year long. With the help of proceeds from the Cookie Program, girls gain real-world entrepreneurial experience and learn critical life skills.
Learn more about Girl Scouts at https://www.girlscouts.org