11-year-old Alexis Martinez has been a Girl Scout for five years. Selling cookies is part of scouting, and she doesn’t mind it at all.
“It’s pretty fun,” she said.
The Girl Scouts are back selling cookies but they had to make adjustments because of the Coronavirus.
“This year’s a little different, so we’re trying something different,” said Troop Leader Amy Mullen. “We are selling here at the local vet clinic. Tiffany Healey, who is one of the owners of Cottonwood Vet Clinic is also a troop leader for Girl Scouts, so she offered up her location for some of the troops to sell because we can’t sell at grocery stores this year. “
Mullen added that other traditional locations, such as Walmart and Sam’s Club, are not available this year. The scouts just started selling a couple of weeks ago, but things are looking good so far.
“It’s going great. We’ve been doing kind of a drive up sales here. People can pull up and either call in their order and we’ll set it up here. They can pay by phone and credit card and they can pick it up totally contactless. Or if they want to come up we’ll separate by the table and take their order here and we can do cash and check also,” added Mullen.
The money raised will go to pay for memberships and various activities for the Scouts, including trips.
“The most fun is getting to go on all of the trips. We went to the aquarium,” said Martinez. Her favorite cookie is the tagalongs, but all 8 varieties are available - Lemon-ups, Trefoils, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Girl Scout S’mores, and Toffee-Tastic.