Girl Guide Cookies come twice a year: chocolate mint cookies in November; and the “classic” vanilla and chocolate cookies in April. Selling cookies is the main fund-raiser for Guiding and the Sparks, Brownies and Guides have numerous activities relating to cookies. The door to door selling provides a good opportunity for learning and practicing personal safety rules and how to handle money, at a level appropriate to the age of the girls.
One activity that girls at all ages enjoy is designing and drawing posters to advertise Cookie Week. To provide an incentive there are prizes for the best posters at different levels in Guiding.
On Thinking Day, February 22, 15 girls from Andrews District received prizes for their cookie posters at a District celebration at St. Elizabeth School. Two of these girls were also winners at the Central Division level, and on March 26 Beverly Clunis and Tara Kelly of the 172nd Guide Company received prizes at the annual Central Division Cookie Tea at Dovercourt Recreation Centre. Colourful posters from across the west end were on display and girls and their parents enjoyed cake, drinks and a few Girl Guide cookies. Congratulations, Beverly and Tara.
Cookie Week, the door to door blitz, was April 1-7. But there may still be boxes of the “classic” Girl Guide cookies available in the area. Ask a Guide, Brownie or Spark or contact Carole Ford (729-3694) or Angela Darwin (722-4681).
Girl Guides is seeking adult volunteers to work with girls or take on other tasks such as coordinating cookie sales. Training is provided. If you are interested in volunteering in September or would like to start now and work with an experienced leader, or if you would just like to find out more about Guiding, contact Nancy Brodie, Andrews District Commissioner (729-7451).