Latest News – February 9

Girl Scout Cookies are Now on Sale

As if you needed more temptation to break your new year’s diet, Girl Scout cookie season has officially begun. From now until February 26, you can enjoy your old favorites like Thin Mints while also trying new varieties like S’mores cookies. Not only are the treats tasty, but buying your cookies from a Saguache Girl Scout is even more meaningful this year.spacer

Crystal Gillette-Knight (left) and Saguache Girl Scout Adriana (right) sell home made goodies and gifts to help raise monies for the girls' August trip to Savannah, GA. Photo: Saguache Today

Crystal Gillette-Knight (left) and Saguache Girl Scout Adriana (right) sell home made goodies and gifts to help raise monies for the girls’ August trip to Savannah, GA. Photo: Saguache Today

spacerThis year, one of the big goals for the local scout group is a trip to the birthplace of Girl Scouts in Savannah Georgia for the end of May.

“While the cost is high, the girls are working really hard on fundraising. They are very dedicated to making this trip a reality,” explained Gillette-Knight, one of the adult leaders from the Saguache Girl Scouts Troop #32659.

The Girl Scouts have started to set their booth up, so keep an eye out. In fact, this Friday, Feb. 10 the Saguache Girl Scouts will be setting up their booth at the Walmart in Salida from 4 – 6 p.m. If you’re over the hill shopping be sure to buy from the local troop!

And for all you cookie fans, be assure that you will find all of your old favorites like Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils and Savannah Smiles. Also new this year in honor of the 100th year of cookie sales, the Scouts are introducing the S’mores cookies, a crunchy graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallowy filling.cookies-girl-scouts-saguache

The cost will be $4 a box for the regular cookies you’ve come to love and an extra buck for the speciality S’mores cookies at $5/box.

According to Troop Leader Gillette-Knight, here is how the sales of the cookies breaks down and how much goes to the local troop:

  • $2.17 – Colorado Girl Scouts
  • .98 – Cost to baker of cookies
  • .85 – Goes directly to the troop you bought the cookies from to fund activities, badges, and supplies.

The local troop has been very active in the Saguache community with one of  their most notable projects displayed proudly at Otto Mears Park – the new picnic tables, a project completed last summer by Saguache Girl Scout Alexandria Harrison.spacer

These beautiful new picnic tables can be enjoyed at Otto Mears Park thanks to the Saguache Girl Scouts.

These beautiful new picnic tables can be enjoyed at Otto Mears Park thanks to the Saguache Girl Scouts. Photo: Saguache Today.

spacerAs a goal towards her silver award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn, Harrison built the new picnic benches with help from other community members (READ STORY). It was great to see everyone enjoying those new tables during the Pow-Wow!

The Girl Scouts develop leadership skills and teamwork as they work on these projects mainly on their own, with some guidance from their troop leader, family and friends. But ultimately, they have to decide on a project, plan how they are going to make it happen, put a working team together, and raise the funds to make the plan a reality as well.

So how can you help the Saguache Girl Scouts? Well, certainly buying cookies is one way, and a delicious one at that. Those interested in assisting or for anyone who wants cookies or has other questions, please contact Crystal Gillette-Knight at 515-783-5175 or by email: saguachegs@gmail.com. Donations can also be made to GIRL SCOUT Troop 32659, PO Box 406, Saguache, CO 81149.  

 

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