Girl Scouts sell cookies at local hospitals for health care workers
From Staff Reports
Girl Scouts throughout the area donated more than a thousand boxes of cookies to health care workers on Saturday as part of “Health Care Heroes.”
Health Care Heroes is an annual event where the Girl Scouts of the Black Diamond Council hosts cookie booths near hospitals and other medical facilities to encourage the community to purchase cookies that can be donated to health care heroes.
“Giving back to the community is important to Girl Scouts, and Health Care Heroes is a great opportunity for us to show how much these folks mean to us,” said Beth Casey, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond.
Local businesses, including AssuredPartners, Truist WV Foundation and Suddenlink, have contributed to the Health Care Heroes initiative.
The Cookie Program began in 1917 as a way for troops to finance activities. Today, the program encourages girls to discover their inner leadership potential and use their earnings to create experiences for themselves and their troop–including travel, outdoor adventure, and science, technology, engineering and math programming.
Proceeds from the sale stay local and have led to support for animal shelters, food banks and more in communities – all while teaching scouts crucial skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
However, girls’ cookie proceeds alone aren’t enough to power the Girl Scout Movement–investing in girls is important year-round, not just during cookie season. To support Girl Scouts, visit http://www.bdgsc.org/give.