Supporting Local Girl Scouts in 2021

MacKenzie Coder, Reporter

Along with many other organizations and businesses, Girl Scouts of the United States of America has been largely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. That is especially true in regards to its annual Girl Scout Cookies sale, which is happening right now.

 

Gina Garvin, chief brand and marketing officer of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri, says that although it has been a difficult cookie selling season, the girls have pushed through adversity and learned valuable lessons because of it.

 

“This is teaching the girls skills that will last a lifetime and they get a chance to practice it. They get to run the Grubhub app, and they get to run a credit card sale, and they get to look at how Venmo works. Some really important business and entrepreneurship skills that they’re learning and that’s critical,” Garvin said.

 

A portion of the money from cookie sales goes to Girl Scout troops and the regional council. This helps the organization maintain their camp properties and have staff to support troops. Additionally, it funds programs and experiences for each girl in the organization.

 

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There are a number of ways to connect with a Girl Scout troop locally. Garvin says the easiest way is to visit gskcmo.org/cookies. This page has a tool to search for troops and booth locations by entering a ZIP code.

 

Girl Scouts has also partnered with Grubhub this year to offer contactless delivery for cookies. Delivery is available to addresses in the Kansas City metro area on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 7. Search “Girl Scout Cookies” on Grubhub.com or the Grubhub app to find the page where orders can be placed.

 

The last day to purchase cookies is Sunday, March 14.