There are a lot of cool things about Morgan Russell, the 15-year-old who sold the most Girl Scout cookies last year in South Texas.
She loves sailing, plays the oboe, and, our favorite — she dreams of becoming a Travel Nurse!
The future Travel Nurse set her goal of selling 2,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies last year, and she clobbered her own goal by selling 2,418 boxes. With the return of the Girl Scout cookie season, Morgan has set her goal once again at an ambitious 2,000 boxes.
And speaking of ambition, it is Morgan’s love of both traveling and of helping others that seem to have led her to aspire to a career in Travel Nursing.
“I want to be a traveling nurse,” the go-getter and future Travel Nurse told San Antonio Express-News.
With obvious talent, compassion, and determination to spare, we think you’ll make an awesome Travel Nurse one day, Morgan!
To read the full San Antonio Express-News article on Morgan, click here.
As for the Girl Scouts, if Morgan is any indication, their mission to build “girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place” seems perfectly on track.
Read on for a few Girl Scout related fun facts, and, if you’re on the road and nowhere near your usual Girl Scout cookie hook-up, just click here to enter your current zip code in the “Find Cookies!” field to see locations and times where you can go buy a box … or four … in your area.
- Scouts in some troop locations can earn a “Nurse Exploration” patch. Makes sense, considering part of the Girl Scout Promise is “to help people at all times”!
- 59% of female U.S. Senators and 60% of women in the House of Representatives were Girls Scouts.
- The Girl Scouts website features a list of recipes — think cheesecake, pie, and parfait — that are made with their cookies.
- About 100 years ago, at the advent of Girl Scout cookies, Scouts and their moms baked the cookies themselves at home before peddling them door to door or in high school cafeterias.
- During World War II’s sugar, flour, and butter shortages, Scouts switched to selling calendars to raise funds. The national organization returned to cookies after the war, at which point they licensed a number of local bakers to manufacture and package the goods.
- By 1951, there were three types of cookies: Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread, and Chocolate Mints (now called Thin Mints).
- By 1978, the cookies were streamlined to just four bakers and all packaging was made consistent — featuring the Scouts in action.
- In the 2000s, just two licensed bakers churned out eight varieties and all cookies were kosher.