The biggest part of the year for any Girl Scout has got to be Girl Scout Cookie Sales. Whenever someone finds out I am still in scouts, one of the first questions I get is “When are cookie sales?!” It’s funny that most people make this association, but it is also nice to know people know Girl Scouts, even if it is based off something we sell!
During cookie sales, when you are older, you are offered the opportunity to do “on the spot” sales. These are when Girl Scout Troops go to various stores and sell cookies in their foyer or outside the store. It’s not only a great way to sell a lot of cookies toward the end of the season, it’s also a great way to show other people how Scouts act, and what all we do. I couldn’t even tell you how many times I had a parent ask what my favorite part of scouting is or if it’s difficult for me to stay involved at an older age. So “on the spot” sales are not only a great way to get rid of left over cookies, but also a way to promote scouts and to show the community what all we do as Girl Scouts.
Today I did my last “on the spot” sale, which also signifies the end of my final cookie sale. It is so weird to think after 12 years of scouting, I will not be selling cookies again. Maybe if I have a daughter and get her involved in scouts I will be able to experience Scout Cookie sales in a whole new way. But for now, I am retiring my vest and stepping down from the cookie selling position.