Girl Scout Troop 3065 members Maddison Harr (left) and Hailee Sharp were slinging cookies outside Walmart on Thursday afternoon and will be for the next few weeks as they chase their troop's goal of 4,000 boxes sold.
Photo by ARIANA McDONALD
Staff Reporter | April 1, 2021 1:32 PM
It’s arguably the most delicious time of the year — what time is that you ask?
Girl Scout Cookie time.
Local Girl Scout Troop 3065 is peddling their delicious wares all across Shoshone County from now until April 16, and they are looking for community support to hit their lofty goals.
Each year the various troops work toward raising money that goes toward trips, badges, and other special events — older girls can even put the money toward scholarships.
“We have one girl earning a scholarship this year as a high school senior,” said 3065 Troop Leader Anna Black. “Another girl will be moving to seventh grade and beginning to earn scholarship money next year. Girls in fourth grade and older have the opportunity to earn the Precious Metals Awards for Girl Scouts. Money earned through cookie sales can help with necessary supplies for these awards.”
Through the selling of these boxed delicious treats the girls learn valuable life skills that go beyond their time in the scouts.
Black said her girls are focused on things like goal setting and how to set realistic goals, decision making for themselves and their group, money management, people skills and business ethics.
While all of the girls have their own individual goals, Troop 3065 is looking to sell 4,000 boxes this year.
The Girl Scouts have gotten wise to the times and have made cookie buying and selling as easy for the consumer as possible.
They will be selling cookies at multiple locations from one end of the Silver Valley to the other.
Their schedule is as follows:
April 2 — Walmart and Kingston Conoco
April 3 — O'Reilly Auto Parts
April 4 — Kingston Conoco
April 5-6 — Former Kellogg Steins IGA Parking Lot
April 8 — Osburn IGA
April 9-10 — Harvest Foods in Wallace
April 10 — Silver Moose in Wallace
April 16 — Osburn IGA
However, if you can’t make it to any of these locations, you can follow this link to order cookies and have them be direct-shipped to them: https://digitalcookie.girlscouts.org/scout/troop3065-687.