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fansince'76
05-15-2008, 08:48 AM
To this day I have a weakness for Do-si-dos and Tagalongs, myself. :chuckle:

Michigan Girl Scout sells 17,328 boxes of cookies

By Margaret Harding, Associated Press Writer

DETROIT - A Girl Scout sold 17,328 boxes of the group's signature cookies this year by setting up shop on a street corner, shattering her troop's old mark and probably setting a national record.

Jennifer Sharpe, a 15-year-old from Dearborn, plans to travel to Europe with her troop with the proceeds from her feat.

"It's always been one of those goals I wanted to accomplish," Sharpe said Wednesday.

The two bakeries that make the cookies said Sharpe sold more than anyone this year, according to Dianne Thomas, spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts of Metro Detroit.

Michelle Tompkins, spokeswoman for the New York-based national organization, called the figure "amazing" but said there's no national record on the books.

"We're thrilled for the girls who take it to such a great level, but so far, we don't track it at the national level," she said.

Sharpe sold cookies every day on a street corner with help from her mother and troop leader, Pam Sharpe.

"We were always there; we never closed," Pam Sharpe said. "At one point, Jenny got really sick and we did shut down early, and we heard about it the next day."

Jennifer Sharpe's Troop 813 raised about $21,000 in cookie sales, paying for its 10-day trip to Europe this winter. Troops get only part of the proceeds from their members' sales.

The cookie program has helped push Jennifer out of her shell, Pam Sharpe said.

"It's made her really confident," she said. "I remember when she first started selling, she was very shy and quiet and you had to push her out to talk to customers, but now she's right out there, first to the door."

One thing that hasn't changed, despite selling thousands of boxes for the past few years, is Jennifer Sharpe's feelings about the cookies.

"I love them," she said.

Girl Scout Cookie-selling Record(?) (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080515/ap_on_fe_st/odd_cookie_super_seller)

GBMelBlount
05-15-2008, 09:12 AM
I love Tagalongs. Seriously. I have eaten a whole box in one sitting.

fansince'76
05-15-2008, 09:15 AM
I love Tagalongs. Seriously. I have eaten a whole box in one sitting.

Not hard to believe - I've done that myself. :pig: :chuckle:

vasteeler
05-15-2008, 11:30 AM
give me the samoas and i could kill 2 bx at a time

GBMelBlount
05-15-2008, 12:21 PM
Not hard to believe - I've done that myself. :pig: :chuckle:

I am thankful that Ben & Jerry's has not come out with a "Mint Chocolate Chip Tagalong" ice cream. :thumbsup:

PisnNapalm
05-15-2008, 12:27 PM
I like the lemon cookies. They changed them though. I liked it better when they were a "sandwich" type cookie. Oh well.

Preacher
05-15-2008, 04:24 PM
(Said in slow, Homer Simpson voice)

Girl Scout Cookies!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

HometownGal
05-15-2008, 04:45 PM
Ooooooo I love the Thin Mints (great over ice cream too and you can also crumble them up and put them in brownies!) and Trefoils! Unfortunately, my hips start to sob mercifully when I indulge. :chuckle:

Kudos to that young lady for selling all of those cookies! :thumbsup: When I was a GS Leader many moons ago, all of the cookies that my troop had sold were delivered to my garage and it was literally wall to wall boxes of cookies!

SteelCityMan786
05-15-2008, 04:53 PM
If this girl does NOT go into some sorta of sales for her profession, corporate America is going to lose a shit load of money.

NJarhead
05-15-2008, 05:04 PM
To this day I have a weakness for Do-si-dos and Tagalongs, myself. :chuckle:

I like the lemon cookies. They changed them though. I liked it better when they were a "sandwich" type cookie. Oh well.

yes, Yes, YES!

TroysBadDawg
05-16-2008, 11:32 AM
I am thankful that Ben & Jerry's has not come out with a "Mint Chocolate Chip Tagalong" ice cream. :thumbsup:

There would go the diet. :toofunny::toofunny::toofunny:

GBMelBlount
05-16-2008, 12:04 PM
There would go the diet. :toofunny::toofunny::toofunny:

Why, do I look fat? :chuckle:

steelreserve
05-16-2008, 02:03 PM
A long time ago, I used to be dating this Filipina chick who was kind of weird. So every time I see Tagalongs, it reminds me of her, so I don't like that kind.

There was some kid who set up shop selling girl scout cookies here in downtown San Francisco a couple months ago, and she must've easily sold a thousand boxes in one afternoon. When I first saw her around lunchtime, she had a stack of boxes behind the table that had to be 6 feet high and 4 feet wide. They were all gone by the end of the day.

tony hipchest
05-16-2008, 03:34 PM
A long time ago, I used to be dating this Filipina chick who was kind of weird. So every time I see Tagalongs, it reminds me of her, so I don't like that kind.

.:toofunny::toofunny::toofunny:

i hear selling girl scouts in tailand brings big money (not as much as cub scouts though)

BettisFan
05-16-2008, 03:38 PM
are we seriously talking about this on a football forum.... rofl

SteelCityMan786
05-16-2008, 08:52 PM
are we seriously talking about this on a football forum.... rofl

Last I checked this is in the Locker Room section of the forum. So I guess we are going to talk about it BettisFan. :sofunny:

Galax Steeler
05-17-2008, 04:55 AM
That is alot of cookies.