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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Councilwoman Ávila Recognizes Local Homestead Girl Scout

Councilwoman Avila with Girl Scouts Troup

“Girl Scouts is where I became acquainted with the idea that a woman can do anything” 

  • Lisa Ling, Journalist, and former Girl Scout 

At the May Special Council Presentation Ceremony, Councilwoman Erica G. Ávila recognized a local Homestead Girl Scout who single handedly sold almost $20,000 worth of product. Ten-year-old Sophia Zamora received a certificate of recognition for having sold a grand total of 3,820 Girl Scout Cookie boxes in just 6 weeks. 

“Not only is it important to recognize the hard work and entrepreneurial skills of a young lady,” said Councilwoman Ávila, “but as a Girl Scout, she made the top cookie seller in Miami -Dade County. We are all very proud of her.”

All the girls in Troop 1855 were called up to the dais where Miss Sophia received a Certificate of Achievement. The money raised by Sophia will help fund this new troop, which has been able to get back into action after the pandemic. Councilman Larry Roth remarked Miss Sophia’s sales pitch was flawless: she would offer 4 boxes for $20 and accept nothing less. When asked what her favorite part of the process was, Sophia simply replied “I like persuading people to buy more”. 

About the Girl Scouts of America

The Girl Scouts of America are known nationwide for their famous cookie sales, used to fund the activities for all local Girl Scout troops. Initiatives like these, help teach five core principles: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, the possibilities are endless. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.

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