Destination delicious

  • Sophia Hammond of Plymouth used her networking skills to find friends and family in all 50 states to sell Girl Scout Cookies. Courtesy

Published: 3/2/2021 8:12:34 AM

Sophia Hammond, 9, a Girl Scout Junior and student at Plymouth Elementary School set a goal and exceeded it. She decided that she wanted to sell Girl Scout cookies to people in all 50 states – and did so in just a few weeks, doubling her goal by selling more than 600 packages of cookies. Now she’s upped her goal to 700 packages, running her cookie business through March 22.

Sophia and her mother, Tiffany, used social media to reach their many friends and family online to find customers throughout the United States.

“It was really cool to talk to other people,” Sophia said. “One of my mom’s friends owns a barbecue restaurant in Louisiana. They bought cookies – I think it was a lot! After I talked to them, my sales went up a lot.”

This enterprising Girl Scout made videos her mother posted on Facebook, displaying a large map of the country on which she would place stars for each sale. In just about three weeks, the entire map was filled with stars. A sale in Delaware put her over the top.

Girl Scout troops earn proceeds to support their girl driven program. Sophia hopes her troop will be able to fund a camporee and other activities.

“I am really proud of her independence and how she advocates for herself!” said Tiffany Hammond.

Buy cookies for yourself or donate cookies to the military and hometown heroes by finding your local Girl Scout, visiting girlscoutcookies.org, or download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app to your smartphone.


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