One Small Step, One Giant Leap


Shaun Wood

Girl Scouts promote their popular cookies at a local store.

From door-to-door sales and cookie booths, the Girl Scout cookie sales that come once a year have always been a comfort to Americans all across the nations. And now the Girl Scouts are giving back to the essential workers of the nation the best way they know how: through the delicious taste of Thin Mints, Caramel Delights, and more. 

This quarantine has struck right in the middle of the cookie-selling season, and the Girl Scouts have been left with leftover cookies and no place to sell them due to the lockdown of public sales and door to door peddling. But, two of the key Girl Scout characteristics are perseverance and innovation, so they have taken sales to the internet, and are taking donations to give cookies to the doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, and all of the essential workers who need a little bit of comfort right now. 

“It’s really important that we give back what we can because we have the resources to do so,” says Aimee Wood, leader of local Girl Scout Troops 25269 and 25087.

“Donations really help others and it shows the essential workers that we care about them,” says Rebekah Wood, a member of Troop 25087.

And she is right. In these uncertain times, businesses and organizations small and large are finding ways to help each other and us all through these rough times. With all the turmoil going on around us, it is important that we lean on each other. And it’s not just beneficial to the community either.

“Sales are important because they teach us money management skills like marketing and profit, as well as independence. This new way of selling teaches us gives us incentives and we get to do what we love for something we believe in,” says Erin Smart, a member of Troop 25269.

Cookie sales have always been an important part of the Girl Scout experience, and it is important for us to persevere so that we can continue to develop those skills. Not only that, but it is also teaching us about health and safety as we learn about the precautions we have to take as we go and deliver the cookies. 

People everywhere are making adjustments and learning to cope with this new situation, and us Girl Scouts are no different. We are all just trying to help each other out and make sure that we are doing our best to lift spirits up so that we can make it out of this crisis together. Because that is what humanity does. As the Girl Scout law says, we all have to do our best to be friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong and make the world a better place.

If you would like to donate, you can send them in using this link. Boxes are 5 dollars each, and 6 for gluten-free. Thank you for your support!