GLEN CARBON — Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ 2014 Nut, Candy and Magazine program was a huge success as approximately 4,200 girls sold more than $565,000 of nuts, candy and magazines.
The following girls were the Top Sellers for their areas:
• Lauren Maher from Alton was the Top Seller for the Bethalto area.
• Elizabeth Burr from Collinsville was the Top Seller for the Collinsville area.
• Carre Webster from Granite City was the Top Seller for the East St. Louis/Cahokia/Centreville area.
• Cooper Rutledge from Edwardsville was the Top Seller for the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area.
• Ryleigh McMillen from Alhambra was the Top Seller for the Highland area.
Girls who participated in the program benefit from “learning by earning” and developed five life skills — goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Proceeds help the organization develop leadership programs for girls, recruit and train adult volunteers, improve and maintain camp properties and provide financial assistance so Girl Scouting is available to all girls.
“We are thrilled with the fantastic job our girls did during this year’s Nut, Candy and Magazine Program,” said Kelly Jansen, the organization’s director of product program.
“In addition to the girls, the commitment and support from the parents and our great volunteers make the NCM program such a success,” Jansen said. “Proceeds from Girl Scout Product Programs provide numerous opportunities for girls to help them grow into leaders for America.”
For information, call Tricia Higgins at (618) 242-5079, visit www.gsofsi.org or “like” Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois on Facebook.