Marty DeVito pulled into the parking lot on the green in Brookfield Center. Two Girl Scouts rushed up and she placed a cookie order. The girls ran back to the tent they had put up on this rainy, breezy day and returned to DeVito with boxes of cookies.
“This is a great idea,” the Lake County woman said, and pulled back onto Route 7 and was on her way.
Troop 80010, Girl Scouts, Juniors and Brownies in grades three, four and five, took their cookie sale to the green on March 30 to make “a last big push,” said adviser Jessie Holland.
The girls held up signs, chanted, danced and did cartwheels to attract motorists driving by, a nearby table stacked with boxes of Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Samoas and Thin Mints, selling for $5 a box.
The cookie sale is this troop’s only fundraiser, said adviser Brandy Berena, allowing the troop to pay for craft supplies, field trips, outreach efforts and other programs.
The troop has been very active this year, spending time on a farm, visiting the Emerald Tablet in Sharon to learn about stones and Blissed Out Design in Sharon to see their process for making coasters. They also learned about drones and held a tea party for a Daisy troop.
“This is the first year that we’ve been able to do a lot because of the girl’s ages,” Berena said. “It’s been fun this year.”