Local Girl Scouts Learn Lots from Annual Cookie Sale
Feb 6th, 2014
From the Ocean City Gazette-written by Claire Lowe:
SEAVILLE – Girl Scouts from Troop 44480 of Ocean City and Upper Township manned the front door at Acme Saturday, Feb. 1 with one goal: selling as many cookies as they could. Girl Scout cookies went on sale last month to the delight of many, and they will continue to be sold until mid-February. Brownie Scout Katelynn Roy, 8, of Tuckahoe and Daisy Scout Elizabeth Wisham, 7, of Ocean City said that they were selling out of Peanut Butter Patties this year, as well as the ever-popular Thin Mints and Caramel deLites. “We hold up a box and ask people if they want cookies,” Roy explained. “We have to ask them what kind they want.” She said the experience helps her learn how to interact with people. According to Roy, the goal is to raise money for cookie business badges. But that’s not all the proceeds go toward.
Co-Troop Leader Julie Stratton said that the girls also plan a sleepover trip each year using the funds raised through the sale. Last year, the troop stayed overnight at Adventure Aquarium in Camden. Stratton and Deb Pestalozzi also lead Girl Scout Cadet Troop 42422 of Ocean City (for girls in sixth through eighth grade), which is also participating in the cookie sale. The older girls are hoping to take a trip to Niagara Falls with the proceeds.
Daisy and Brownie Troop 44480 will be at the Seaville Acme on Route 9 again Feb. 8. Cadet Troop 42422 will be at the 12th Street Wawa in Ocean City Feb. 22.
For more information on Girl Scouts, see www.girlscouts.org.