Two NYC Girl Scouts are probably going to sell 5,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies between them



Whenever I feel like I’m hustling pretty hard, New York City reminds me to get back on the grind.

Today’s example?

Two New York-based, grade school age Girl Scouts — already with thousands of sales behind them — are each aiming to sell over 2,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies.

11-year-old Olivia Cranshaw from the Upper East Side — who sold 1,800 boxes last year — and 12-year-old Najah Lorde from Queens — who sold 1,111 — are the front-runners to be the top sellers across the five boroughs.

Also, Olivia talks like this:

“I think I have a presumptive close that hooks people. I tell them, ‘This year five boxes only costs $20. Can I help pick out your five boxes?’”

Ugh. Just reading that makes me feel like I need to brush my teeth and do some sit-ups, but I’ll probably end up with a couple boxes anyway, per usual.

According to representatives from the Girl Scouts quoted in the story, for their sales prowess, the girls are likely to receive prizes like an iPad Mini, a sleepover at the Museum of Natural History, and more importantly, knowledge of how to set goals, make decisions, and manage money.

Source: Lisa L. Colangelo. “Cookie Wars! Girl Scouts battle to be top cookie seller in the city.” Daily News, Dec. 20, 2013.

Also, the winner gets to crush the dreams of another little girl of being the top seller in the big city.

Just kidding, of course; the girls sound totally collegial to each other in the story and sound like they’d be just as happy seeing the other win.

Enjoy your week, everyone!


  1. brokeGIRLrich says

    That’s insane. An 11 year old with a “presumptive close”… WTF? I was such an underachiever. I just used to go play in the woods and fall in the lake regularly at that age. And now I want some Thin Mints. :oP

  2. says

    Wow! My girls have a lot of hustling to do if they want to see those kinds of numbers! Honestly, if they were a few years older, I’d be offering them a job (as would probably everyone else!) Happy Holidays!

  3. Fit is the New Poor says

    I was lucky if I sold 100 boxes a year! HA! They really need to stop by my place. We always buy at least 5 boxes a year!

  4. says

    I remember waiting to pick up some kids from school on the upper east side once when I was babysitting and overhearing a convo between moms talking about buying all their kids’ girl scout cookies. I would be much more impressed if those top sellers were coming from the bronx.

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