There are not too many people who have not tried a box of Girl Scout cookies in their lifetime. For many, they look forward to the annual sales to order their favorite or favorites.
“Yes, our Girl Scout Troop 793 has officially launched their annual cookie season, and they are ready to satisfy the sweet tooth of the community,” shared co-leads Shelby Crotts and Angie Spence as they take on year two of the cookie season.
“With their uniforms and badges proudly displayed, the young members of Troop 793 are eager to embark on this time-honored tradition,” Crotts shared. “These dedicated girls, ranging in age from 6 to 12, have been preparing for this moment for months, learning valuable skills such as goal setting, money management, and teamwork.”
Under the guidance of their troop leaders, Troop 793 has set ambitious goals for this year’s cookie season at 3,000 cookies, hoping that many will contact them and purchase. In fact, their first cookie booth sale was at the Farmers Market on Saturday, Jan. 13 and they are hoping to have more.
Their primary objective is to raise funds to support various community service projects and educational activities. From organizing food drives to volunteering at local shelters, these young scouts are determined to make a positive impact on their community.
The troop offers a delectable selection of cookies, including all-time favorites such as Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs as well as the newly fav Adventurefuls, Oatmeal Sandwich, Lemon-Ups, S’mores, Trefoils and Toffee-tastics.
“Each box of cookies sold not only satisfies the taste buds but also contributes to the personal growth and development of these young girls!” Crotts exclaimed.
This year the price stayed at $6 per box.
“In addition to the traditional door-to-door sales, Troop 793 has embraced technology to reach a wider audience. They have set up an online ordering system, allowing customers to conveniently purchase their favorite cookies with just a few clicks. This innovative approach has proven to be a game-changer, enabling the troop to expand their customer base and increase their sales,” Crotts explained.
She added, “The cookie season is not just about selling cookies; it is also an opportunity for the scouts to learn essential life skills. Through interacting with customers, Troop 793 members develop confidence, communication skills, and a sense of responsibility. These experiences will undoubtedly shape their future and empower them to become leaders in their communities.”
As always in Craig County, Troop 793 is supported by a dedicated group of parents and volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure the success of the cookie season. From coordinating logistics to providing transportation, these individuals play a crucial role in making this annual event possible.
As the cookie season kicks into high gear, Troop 793 invites the community to support their efforts. Whether it’s purchasing a box of cookies or donating, every contribution goes a long way in empowering these young girls and helping them achieve their goals.
“So, the next time you see a group of enthusiastic Girl Scouts in their uniforms, don’t forget to indulge in a box (or two…or three) of their delicious cookies. By doing so, you are not only satisfying your cravings but also supporting the growth and development of the future leaders of our community,” said Crotts.
For more information about Troop 793 and their cookie season, visit their website at girlscouts.org.
For January, they will meet at the Craig Valley Baptist Church the second Friday of the month, 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Contact Angie Spence or Shelby Crotts on Facebook for information.
Cookie sales end March 16.