For those of us who love Girl Scout cookies (Thin Mints are a personal favorite of mine), it’s a happy time! For the next several months, local Girl Scouts will be taking orders and delivering cookies as part of the annual Girl Scout Cookie Season.
Ella Wolovitch, a 12-year-old who lives in the Ridgewood Wilton Neighborhood, loves Tagalongs. She also told us about a new cookie this year, called Adventurefuls, “indulgent brownie-inspired cookies with caramel flavored crème and a hint of sea salt,” according to the official order form.
The Larchmont Charter School 7th grader told us she really enjoys cookie season because it’s fun to meet people when she and her friends are “tabling” and selling cookies. Plus her small troop gets to decide how to use the funds they raise from the cookies. Last year they were able to take a trip to Coronado and work on a beach clean up.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics, according to Rebecca Hutchinson at the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, who also lives in the neighborhood.
This month, participating Girl Scouts like Ella are setting up their cookie businesses. We heard from our neighbor, Ruby, a third grader at St. James with the most compelling and adorable message.
“Participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program has long-lasting benefits,” underscores Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Chief Executive Officer Theresa Edy Kiene. “This year especially, I know our cookiepreneurs are excited to be practicing their skills and thrilled to be back to more in-person connections with their customers.”
If you don’t know a Girl Scout, you can still support the cookies sales. You can also text COOKIES to 59618 to stay informed about how to purchase Girl Scout Cookies and other exciting Girl Scout news. Beginning February 27, cookie lovers will be able to purchase cookies to be shipped directly to their homes, by entering their zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder. This link can also be used to find a local booth (cookie boothing begins February 10), to purchase cookies and/or to donate cookies for local community causes.
About Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serves more than 33,000 girls in partnership with more than 17,000 adult members and volunteers throughout the communities of Los Angeles County, and parts of Kern and San Bernardino counties. GSGLA is the largest girl-serving nonprofit agency in Los Angeles, with programs in entrepreneurship, life skills, outdoor, and STE(A)M, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Backed by the worldwide Girl Scouts movement that includes 1.5 million members and millions of alumnae, Girl Scouts in our council lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To learn more, visit www.girlscoutsla.org
About Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.
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