Girl Scout cookie selling time builds girls of character, courage and confidence, said Michelle Hill, the mother of Nova Hill, a girl scout in Troop N. 2222.
When she was in third grade, Nova Hill mobilized her fifth grade friends to earn money for the Helen M. Knight Elementary trip to Boston. The third grader did an internet search for ideas. The first effort failed to raise any money.
Undaunted, but learning from the failure, another idea was born. The girls loaded up a wheel barrel with car wash supplies and went around the neighborhood to wash cars. They returned with $54 to put towards Jessica Anderson’s Boston trip.
“I contribute it to her experiences selling cookies,” said Michelle Hill. “She has been going door to door since she was a Daisy in kindergarten.”
Daisy scouts are in Kindergarten and first grade.
That same scout is now a Junior Scout, which is for fourth and fifth grade students. Her troop joined efforts with the older Cadette troop – made up of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students – to put on a Cookie Kick Off party in the days before this year’s selling starts.
When asked if she liked being the scout who goes around and does the activities at the party or being the scout to run the activities at the Kick Off function, she definitely liked her role as a leader.
“Mom, those Daisy scouts couldn’t even make the craft all by themselves. I felt really good showing
the little girls how to complete the craft,” Nova Hill said.
Last year cookie goals were set to fund painting the Girl Scout Meeting House. The total fell $40 short of what was needed. Three members of Junior troop No. 2222 tackled drafting the Make a Difference Grant available through WabiSabi. After those three typed it up, another Scout delivered the application to Wabi Sabi. Girl Scouts received the award.
This month Kara Dohrenwend of Wildland Scapes will educate the scouts about pruning around the Girl Scout meeting house in another action of preparation to paint.
All of Moab’s Girl Scouts are looking forward to celebrating the completed paint project with an Open House next fall when scouting starts up again with the new school year.
This year Troop No. 2222 chose to achieve the Gift of Caring Reward. Citizens who won’t buy a box of cookies because of gluten allergy or calories, can buy a box to be donated. The scouts will deliver the cookies to the senior citizens living at the Canyonlands Care Center. Even if the troop does not reach the necessary 48 donated boxes for the Gift of Caring patch, the girls will still experience the affects of youth caring to interact with our community’s aging as they mingle with the elderly to whom the cookies will be given, Michelle Hill said.
Orders to be accepted until Feb. 9
“I contribute it to her experiences selling cookies. She has been going door to door since she was a Daisy in kindergarten,”
When: Orders accepted until Feb. 9; Delivery between March 1 and 15.
Where: Limited cookies can be purchased at City Market on March 15.
To order cookies: Call 435-259-5884, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.