Mahriya Caddy Crawford: Cookie Sales Entrepreneur Extraordinaire
The Girl Scouts offer leadership development experience for girls around the world. That is precisely why 17-year-old Mahriya Caddy Crawford joined the Girl Scouts. Mahriya’s time with Girl Scouts has given her the opportunity to travel the world, along with helping her build leadership skills as a cookie entrepreneur!
TK: How old were you when you joined the Girl Scouts?
Mahriya: I was 5 years old when I first joined Girl Scouts.
TK: What is your favorite thing about the Girl Scouts?
Mahriya: My favorite thing about Girl Scouts is having the opportunity to travel all over the world, and being able to go camping.
TK: What have the Girl Scouts taught you?
Mahriya: Girl Scouts has taught me leadership skills, people skills, goal-setting, and business ethics.
TK: What kind of travel group are you a part of?
Mahriya: I’m a part of the Council travel troop, which gives girls the opportunity to pick and plan out their next adventure/trip.
TK: What advice do you have for others who would like to follow in your footsteps?
Mahriya: Advice that I would give others is to always set goals for yourself and dream big, and if you are a Girl Scout, the possibilities are endless on what you can accomplish.
TK: Where’s your favorite place to travel?
Mahriya: My favorite place to travel is Europe, and I absolutely love Disney World and Branson. These were just a few of the trips that I have been able to go on through Girl Scouts, all paid by my cookie business.
TK: Who inspires you?
Mahriya: My mother is the person who inspires me the most. She is my #1 cheerleader and has supported me in everything that I do.
TK: What other hobbies do you have?
Mahriya: I really love shopping, making crafts and watching movies on Netflix.
TK: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Mahriya: I really want to work in the medical field. I would like to be a nurse just like several people in my family. I also have a huge passion for business marketing/management.
TK: What is a fun fact about you?
Mahriya: Well, a fun fact about me is that I am a part of the world’s largest girl–led entrepreneurial program in the world. With this platform and my cookie business, I have sold over 26,000 boxes of cookies in my Girl Scout career and have turned in over $105,000.