REHOBETH, Ala. (PR) -- The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the nation’s largest girl-led business and leading financial literacy program for girls. Designed for girls in grades K-12, it is a key element of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Lorelei Arnold, a kindergartner at Rehobeth Elementary School, was named Top Cookie Seller in southern Alabama for selling 4,776 boxes.
Although this was Arnold’s first year selling cookies, it wasn't her first time behind a cookie booth. Over the years, Arnold has watched and learned from her older sister. In fact, her older sister Abbigail was last years Top Cookie Seller for southern Alabama.
“I wanted to beat my sister's goal from last year,” said Arnold of Troop 9105. “So, I made sure I talked to everyone who passed my booth and never gave up.”
With her go-getter attitude, Arnold proved the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls to strive for excellence and become their own entrepreneur.
“This is my favorite time of year. There is nothing I enjoy more than honoring girls like Lorelei for all their hard work throughout the Cookie Program,” Karlyn Edmonds, CEO of Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, said. “This program is more than cookies; it’s teaching our young leaders the importance of goal setting, decision making, people skills, business ethics, and money management.”
The Girl Scout Cookie Program also supports girls in achieving the goals they set for program activities and community service projects.
For more than 100 years, the Girl Scout Cookie Program has provided life changing leadership opportunities for every G.I.R.L (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, and Leader.) For more information, visit girlscoutssa.org.