Local Girl Scouts Have A Big Schedule Ahead of Them

(Gillette, Wyo.) Troops 1010 and 1919 spent Friday night learning about what Scouting looks like in other countries. The two troops, comprised of Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts, split up and researched how other scout troops work in Iceland, Chile, and the Netherlands. The girls worked on a flag presentation and crafts representing their country, in preparation for World Thinking Day on the 21st. That's not the only big event on their calendar for February. In addition to doing a lot of community work at area nursing homes like Pioneer Manor and Beehive Home, they've spent the last four months collecting goods for a food drive, and they're up to 125 pounds in donated food already. They're also collecting empty cans for a recycling project, and prepping to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday in March by collecting kids band-aids for the Campbell County Hospital. But the biggest deal is definitely cookie season, which kicks off today. If you know a Girl Scout, you can pre-order your Do-Si-Dos or Tagalongs now through the end of the month. Online ordering continues through April, and there's even an app to help you locate where they'll be selling in person in March. This year's sales goal for the Girl Scout Council of Montana and Wyoming is to sell a million boxes. The local Gillette troops sold $28,000 worth of cookies last year. All your favorites are $4 this year, and there is a special gluten-free cookie called Toffee-tastic which is $5 a box. #county17 #news -- *Brenda Kirk* Community Maven for | 614.940.7121 Twitter | Instagram | Facebook PitchEngine™ | *Connecting Communities* | Twitter | Facebook