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Girl Scouts are now using technology to sell cookies, but they're also learning how to be entrepreneurs.

Posted: Feb 8, 2018 7:05 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Girl Scouts are now using technology to sell cookies, but they're also learning how to be entrepreneurs.

One girl scout is the perfect example of that.

Cassidy McCammon is a senior in high school.

She's been a girl scount since kindergarten.

Girl Scout cookies are one of the organization's biggest fundraisers.

With technology evolving over time, McCammon says her sales now come from social media.

"Using snapchat, instagram, contacting my friends through classes, that kind of thing. So that helps me a lot," said McCammon.

Girl Scouts have recently unveiled a new app called Girl Scout Cookie Finder.

It helps you find where to buy cookies in your community.

Young girls like Cassidy are using the app to boost their sales.

"It's working very well. I volunteer with a Brownie Troop and all of them are using it and they're having great success. So it's a very good tool to use," said McCammon.

Last year, Cassidy sold 750 boxes. This year, she's looking to out do that number.

"This year since it's my last year in girl scouts I would like to break that. I'm going for 800 boxes," said McCammon.

However, the Girl Scouts focus isn't just about cookies. It's about learning.

"Seeing them grow as individuals, becoming more confident in who they are. That just makes me feel like I'm making a difference, and that's what girl scouts is all about," said McCammon.

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