Girl Scouts Celebrate 110th Anniversary
with Photo Contest While Selling Cookies
Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) will be celebrating their 110th Anniversary on March 12th, 2022. The Girl Scouts were founded by Juliette Gordon Low and the first meeting was held in Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912. Girl Scouting holds a long and rich history in our community, with the first troop meeting at Larchmont Ave. Church in 1924. Then in 1938, the old “Larchmont Gardens” train station became the Larchmont Girl Scout House and troops continue to meet at the house on Harmon Drive today.
To celebrate the 110th Anniversary of Girl Scouting, the local Girl Scout Community is holding a photo contest to encourage both current and former Girl Scouts to share photos of their Girl Scout Pride. Categories include Best Historical Girl Scout Photo; Best Girl Scout Camp Photo; and Best Girl Scout Spirit Photo.
Winners will receive a case of Girl Scout cookies! Photos will be put on display at the Larchmont Girl Scout House and plans are being made for an Open House in the spring so Girl Scout Alumnae and members of the community can come see the photos, tour the Girl Scout House and learn more about Girl Scouting in our Community.
To enter the contest, send photos to GirlScoutsLMPhotos@gmail.com by March 31st including your name and year the photo was taken.
Girl Scout Cookie Season is Here!
The Girl Scouts of Larchmont Mamaroneck kicked off this year’s Cookie Sale on February 11th but fear not, Cookie Season is still in full swing. Girls are selling through their own Digital Cookie sites as well as asking friends and neighbors for orders. In addition, Cookie Booths are back this year, giving those of you who don’t know a Girl Scout in their neighborhood, a chance to purchase cookies.
This year the Girl Scouts added the new Adventurfuls cookie to their line up, but supplies are limited due to both the popularity of the cookie and supply chain issues so be sure to get your order in by March 12th for the best chance to get a taste of these new cookies!
The girls have set really high goals this year according to Service Unit Cookie Chair, Athena Maikish. “We know of several girls hoping to sell 1000 boxes each which is no small task! The cookie sale allows girls to practice goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, business ethics and of course marketing. They’ve come up with very creative videos, signs, songs and sales pitches to help them reach their goals.”
While many people purchase cookies for themselves, the option to donate cookies is very popular. Last year local Girl Scouts were able to donate over 900 boxes of cookies to the Larchmont Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force and are challenged to do the same this year! “Ideally we’d love to be able to give a box of Girl Scout cookies to every family that receives a weekly food distribution from the Food Pantry” commented Girl Scout Service Unit Manager Pat Allen. “It’s such a wonderful treat and lifts everyone’s spirits. We also donate a large number of cookies to the military through Operation Cookie Drop, which is much appreciated as well.”
To locate a cookie booth near you or to order or donate cookies, visit www.girlscoutslm.org. Cookie supplies are limited this year so be sure to order early. Orders for girl delivered cookies must be in by March 12th. Orders to be shipped are available through May 8th, as long as supplies last.