Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road donate 4,956 boxes of cookies

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Source: GSKWR

ERLANGER, Ky. (WTVQ) – After extending its cookie selling season through April 11, due to severe weather and COVID-19 restrictions, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) reached their goal of selling 4,956 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.

According to GSKWR, more than $25,000 worth of cookies was donated to the National Guard and KSP Trooper Island Summer Camp, as part of the Council’s ‘Operation Sweet Treat’ program. Through Operation Sweet Treat, Girl Scout customers purchase cookies and then donate them to important causes locally. The Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road said this was the single largest community contribution for the 2021 Cookie Season.

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“The Kentucky community supported our girls like never before, during a time when we had so many barriers,” said Carolyn McNerney, Product Sales Director, GSKWR. “Through our partners Walmart and GrubHub, our girls could reach customers in ways that worked for them. In turn, we succeeded in selling our entire inventory of cookies.”

Over the last decade, customers of Kentucky Girl Scouts have contributed more than $300,000, equivalent to over 60,000 boxes of cookies, that have been donated to local causes.

According to GSKWR, all proceeds from cookie sales stay local with 19% going toward camp programs and properties, 19% toward troop proceeds and rewards, and 33% toward membership, volunteer development and program support.

You can learn more about the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road HERE.

Source: GSKWR
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