The Girl Scouts of America go online

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, December 3, 2014

When I was in the first grade I began a venture that would last through my junior year of high school.
I joined the Girl Scouts, Troop 404. It was perhaps one of the most rewarding and fun things about my childhood.
Our group volunteered at the local nursing home and animal shelter and we always had a blast completing tasks to earn our badges.
Perhaps, my most favorite adventure during that time was attending Camp Ita Kana in Wiggins.
We hiked, sang, sat around the bonfire and slept in cabins.
However, Girl Scouts are more widely recognized for those delicious little boxes of pure goodness that are unfortunately sold only once a year.
During my tenure as a scout, I saw many flavors come and go, but my favorites have always been the Thin Mint and Samoas.
I have quite a large family, as my dad is the eldest of 14 children, so I never had much of a problem selling a ton of cookies each year.
Now, according to news outlets, the organization is going online.
The organization announced the launch of its Digital Cookie program, which will allow the girls to sell the cookies via the Internet.
This is good news for me. Since my departure from the scouts, it has been difficult for me to arrange my yearly order of cookies.
Sadly, in today’s world, walking door to door to sell cookies is not as safe as it once was.
Not only will this online venture ensure the scout’s safety, they will also learn the ins and outs of conducting business on the Internet.
But I will miss the sight of the girls outside local businesses selling their cookies, as I used to do in my full Girl Scout uniform.
I learned much during my adventures as a scout, lessons that I will carry with me always. It is my hope that current scouts will have as much fun as I did.

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