BRAZOS VALLEY, Texas – The pandemic has created obstacles for so many people, including Girl Scouts.
But these young girls persevered to continue doing what they love and serving their community.
This time of year has officially returned, if you guessed Girl Scout cookie season, it’s true. Scouts are back and settling in your corner of the neighborhood, but that’s not the only option you’ll have to snatch one of those infamous boxes this year.
For Kathryn Mendoza, this responsibility dates back to kindergarten. Go through years of different rankings. she knows the ins and outs of selling.
“You know honestly, my booth isn’t fancy, but in the end, it’s a table, cookies and a smile,” said Kathryn Mendoza, a Girl Scout from central Texas.
Many things have changed because of the pandemic. Including how the Girl Scouts now sell cookies every year.
“Thanks to the pandemic, our cookie sales we can now conduct sales virtually, online and contactless,” said Area Three Volunteer Support Specialist Emly Dawson.
“They got really creative,”
Problem solving is just one of the many skills these young girls learn along the way.
“There are five main skills,” Mendoza said. “There are interpersonal skills, goal setting, decision making, business ethics,”
Mendoza now ranked Cadet plans to use these skills for her future career.
“The Girl Scouts will help me with my work in the future,” added Mendoza. “I would like to be a fighter pilot in the air force, but if I get my gold medal, which is the highest honor a girl scout can get it will rank me in the army of the air force. look, “
With her goals set high as the sky, she feels empowered by the seniors and ambassadors she can look up to.
Girl Scouts come together to encourage each other to accomplish whatever they set their sights on.
“Girl Scouts has expanded its curriculum so much from everything from astronomy robotics, to STEM and ziplining,” Dawson said.
“There are so many different adventures, whatever the girls want to do, the Girl Scouts are there to help them do it,”
Ann interested young people can Register year round at your local Girl Scout troop near you.