The troop also asked cookie customers to donate a box to their community helpers and received 30 donations. Not limiting their focus to healthcare facilities, the girls went on to donate several boxes to their local pharmacy (along with more homemade masks!) and the troopers at the Michigan State Police Post in their town. The Daisies loved hearing how much the staff appreciated the cookies.
And the donations were happily received—the manager of the nursing home sent the girls a message that said, "You have made so many of our staff and residents smile today. Thank you for such a kind gesture and we truly appreciate the community's support!" The pharmacy employees said, "Thank you Daisy Troop 5088 for the masks and cookies! We sure appreciate it, that was very thoughtful."
"My daughter was pretty proud of herself for being able to do something good,” says Edie. “Her favorite part of being a Girl Scout is making the world a better place, and she really feels like she was doing that!
Next up for these young go-getters? They’ll be working on their Respect Myself and Others petal at their next virtual meeting. As part of earning the petal, they’ll cover how to keep themselves healthy, like through proper handwashing and not touching their faces. And in true Girl Scout fashion, their next project will show their appreciation for local grocery store workers, postal staff, food service workers, and truck drivers.
We’ve always known that cookies power amazing experiences for girls, but it never stops inspiring us to see the extraordinary ways girls give back to their communities.