Girl Scout Nut, Candy & Magazine Program a Success

December 6, 2013

Girl Scout Nut, Candy and Magazine Program a Tremendous Success
Girl Scouts recognize Top Product Sellers

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ (GSSI) 2013 Nut, Candy & Magazine (NCM) Program was a tremendous success as approximately 4,200 girls sold over $550,000 of the delicious nuts, candies and magazines. The following girls were the Top Sellers for their areas:

• Alexis Nelson from Centralia was the Top Seller for the Centralia area.
• Nevaeh Bryant from Centralia was the Top Seller for the East Marion County area.
• Grace Seidel from Bonnie was the Top Seller for the Jefferson County area.
• Alexis Talbert from Sesser was the Top Seller for the North Franklin County area.
• Ella Hardwick from Thompsonville was the Top Seller for the West Frankfort area.

Girls who participated in the NCM program benefit from “learning by earning” and developed five valuable life skills – goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Proceeds for the NCM program help GSSI 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.

“What a wonderful job our girls did during this year’s Nut, Candy & Magazine Program,” said Villie M. Appoo, GSSI Chief Executive Officer. “The success of NCM program is due largely to the commitment from our girls, their parents, our fantastic volunteers and of course everyone who supported the girls by purchasing an item,” said Appoo. “Proceeds from Girl Scout Product Programs provide numerous opportunities for girls to help them grow into leaders for America and teaches them many valuable skills like goal setting, decision making and working together as a team.”

The Girl Scout Mission: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Today’s Girl Scouts not only enjoy camping and crafts, but they also explore math and science, program robots and learn about diversity, good citizenship, leadership and teamwork.

GSSI serves approximately 14,000 girls and 4,800 adult volunteers throughout southern Illinois. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a Proud Partner of United Way and is a not-for-profit organization supported by various United Ways throughout the region.

For more information, please call Tricia Higgins at 618. 242.5079.