Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast Council organization is thinking outside the box to come up with solutions that allow girls to stay active and continue learning and leading amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
While the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program’s booth sales had to be suspended prior to the original sale dates, girls are still finding ways to reach out to potential customers through a digital platform—this includes the council’s Digital Cookie page, Cookies Care, https://digitalcookie.girlscouts.org/scout/gsccc891202.
Customers may continue receiving cookies to munch on through digital purchases and also support Cookies Care by buying boxes to be donated to health care professionals, first responders and community heroes like truck drivers, city workers and grocery store employees.
In addition, the purchases will help girls meet their goals and know that their Girl Scout experiences will continue. Customers may also email a member of GSCCC’s product program team to support a particular troop and be connected to a troop’s cookie inventory, email email@example.com.
Three Virginia Beach Girl Scouts were eager to assist community heroes and set up a virtual donation “cookie booth” where cookies are finding their way to nurses and emergency personnel.
GSCCC remains dedicated to serving girls and has created a special webpage called “Just for Me” (www.gsccc.org/en/about/family-connections/for-girls.html) that is a solution many families are looking for to help keep their children engaged. The webpage offers specialized programming for kids in grades K-12 that can be done from home or at a social distance.
“I know these are challenging times,” said GSCCC CEO Tracy Keller. “Staff, volunteers and parents are working hard to make sure girls have an outlet through Girl Scouts at home with their families. We are offering virtual programs and safe ways for cookies to get to customers, perhaps bringing a bit of happiness along the way.”