Some Girl Scouts really go the extra mile to sell their cookies.
With technology at our fingertips, Girl Scouts have to go a lot further to hock their delicious cookie treats these days. Nine-year-old Amory Vargo of Westerville, Ohio always kicks off cookie season by making music video parodies, and this year was no different.
This year Amory was determined to find the perfect beat to set her cookie advertisement. Like just about everyone else on the planet, Amory had fallen in love with Lizzo’s popular song “Truth Hurts,” a tune that has played non-stop on the radio for the past few months. As Amory played around with the lyrics she realized how perfectly Lizzo’s song worked for her needs.
“She played around with a few popular songs before landing on this one, but when she thought of it the lyrics just started flowing,” Amory’s mother Samantha Vargo explained. “It was pretty easy for her to piece it together once the ball started rolling. ”
Samantha helped her daughter video the son parody, uploading the finished video to YouTube where it really took off. Amory does a great job channeling the body-positive singer! She’s got attitude to spare, a must-have when you’re filling Lizzo’s stilettos.
“She really loves Lizzo,” Samantha said. “We talk a lot about the meanings behind songs, and we listen to Lizzo at home. I really love the message Lizzo shares about loving who you are, being independent. It resonates well with a young girl I feel, being comfortable with our bodies is so important, and so difficult, in the modern age.”
Amory’s video has already racked up tons of views online, and her video shows no signs of slowing down. Samantha hopes the video gives her daughter an edge when it comes to selling cookies. She also hopes other children will see how successful Amory’s video is and use their own platforms to raise funds.
“There is a lot of cookie competition out there, and we certainly do not want to take sales away from any other girl out there hustling sales for her troop,” Samantha explained. “We hope that by this video going big other girls will see it and the wheels will start turning for them in other ways to market. Heck, even just getting consumers to think about cookies and reach out to Girl Scouts they know!”
What a clever idea, and so well done. Amory is hoping to sell 2,020 boxes of cookies this year, which will earn her an opportunity to spend a week at Girl Scout camp next summer. Best of luck, girlfriend!
Watch Amory’s “Truth Hurts” video below, and don’t forget to share.
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