Just like in past cookie seasons, you’ll find Girl Scouts stationed with their cookie booths in front of stores across the area. Places like Walmart, Albertson’s and Broulim’s will see Girl Scouts at their front doors.
“Our girls are so excited to get out there and run their businesses again and to help get those cookies into the hands of everyone again,” said Jessica Budzianowski, the director of philanthropy for the Silver Sage Council of the Girl Scouts here in Idaho.
They may be excited, but things are changing quite a bit this year. Budzianowski said the Scouts are prepared though, with face coverings, hand sanitizer and shields for their booths. That’s not the only thing they’re doing though.
“We’re excited to announce that we will be working with GrubHub to help deliver our cookies straight to your door,” Budzianowski said.
The Girl Scouts have been around for a while and Budzianowski said the skills she’s seen these young women learn while she’s worked for the organization have made a big difference in their lives and the lives of others.
“These are general life skills that they are learning. They’re learning how to make change, how to talk to others, how to promote their business, what to do with the money they make,” she said. “This is setting them up for success that they can’t even imagine.”
The Silver Sage Council will be stationed at stores in southeastern Idaho, including in Pocatello and even some booths in Idaho Falls.
You can check out where you can find the cookie booths at the council’s website, girlscouts-ssc.org.