Lindenwold Girl Scout to appear on Food Network show, as a cookie-selling expert

Charlotte Reese
February 16, 2020 - 2:36 pm
Lindenwold's Bryana Turner (middle) on the Food Network show "Girl Scout Cookie Championship," along with judges Carla Hall, Nacho Aguirre, and Katie Le, and host Alyson Hannigan.

Courtesy of Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey

LINDENWOLD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A teenager from Lindenwold, New Jersey is featured on the Food Network's "Girl Scout Cookie Championship." But she isn't competing—she's lending her expertise to the contestants.

You may have already seen 14-year-old Bryana Turner, on the box for Girl Scout shortbread cookies. She said she's already sold one thousand boxes this year. "And I'm trying to sell 2,000 right now at this moment," she added.

But that's just one of the reaons the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey chose Turner for the show.

For her Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, for leadership and dedication to her community—she distributed hygiene bags to women in need in Camden and Philadelphia.

"The Girl Scout motto is to be prepared and ready to help as needed," she said of her actions.

Lindenwold's Bryana Turner (right) with TV chef Carla Hall, one of the judges on "Girl Scout Cookie Championship."
Courtesy of Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey
On Monday, February 17 at 8 p.m., she'll be taking her cookie-selling skills to Food Network's crossover show with Girl Scouts.

"(I) give them tips, I tell them what it's like to interact with their customer and all the things they need to help customers buy their products," she said of her appearance on the show.

Overall, the Lindenwold teen said she was thankful for the experience. "I was excited to meet the crew," she admitted. "I got to meet the judges, like Carla Hall, who wanted to take a selfie with me."