Girl Scout cookies come to Leesville

Taylor White, LRHS junior, sells cookies at school to her peers to try and raise as much money as possible for her troop. These cookies are a sweet treat that also help Girl Scouts go on exciting adventures to help them mature and gain confidence. (Photo used by permission of Erin Darnell).

When one walks through of halls of Leesville during the first months of 2018, one common theme is cookies. Leesville students who are also Girl Scouts will often come to school armed with boxes of cookies to sell to classmates. This year, the cookie season is from January 13 through March 4.

Girl Scouts was started by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912 as a way to help empower young girls and bring them together. Fast forward to 2018 and Girl Scouts now has over 1.8 million girls and continues to show girls their courage, character, and confidence.

One of the main activities Girl Scouts’ participate in is the selling of cookies. The company has produced over 12 flavors of cookies that the girls sell. The cookies are a great way to help girls learn leadership and people skills.

The money from sales goes back to troops where it is used for various things. Kelly Thomas, a LRHS sophomore and long-time Girl Scout, said, “For our troop it’s been a fundraiser to help us with camping and trips and anything else we plan on doing throughout the year”.

With so many sweet-tooth students, the cookies are an instant hit. “When people see me with cookies [at school] they’ll chase me down the hallway to come buy some,” said Taylor White, junior and seasoned Girl Scout.

Being able to sell cookies to peers provides Leesville’s Girl Scouts with a unique opportunity. The hallways are jam packed with students and there is always at least one student looking for a sweet treat. The Girl Scouts at Leesville are able to sell more cookies which provides them new experiences with their troops.

If you are interested in some of the delicious cookies, Leesville’s Girl Scouts have got you covered! Simply keep an eye out for students carrying a large box in the halls, and for $4.00 you too can have your own sweet treat.

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