Girl Guides in B.C. like Port Coquitlam’s Madison Hoegler are now selling their famous chocolatey mint cookies as part their annual fundraiser.
But the social-distancing restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic is stopping the members from going door-to-door to sell the treats.
Provincial commissioner Diamond Isinger said the girls are only allowed to sell to family, friends and neighbours, or via contactless pickup.
And if that’s not possible, shoppers are asked to go online to purchase their boxes of 22 cookies for $5 each.
As well, some Sobeys and Loblaws stores — e.g., IGA, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, T&T Supermarket, Real Canadian Superstore, No Frills, Extra Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart — are also carrying the sugary snacks, which can be ordered online.
The money collected from the cookies pays for guiding activities for girls ages five to 18 in B.C.
“Now more than ever, girls need the support, connection and normalcy that Girl Guides provides during an unusual year for most youth, and cookies make that happen,” Isinger said. “We've sustained our programming through outdoor and virtual activities that explore essential topics like mental health, wellness and friendship while also providing learning experiences with science, the arts and more.”
Membership for the remainder of the guiding year (until Aug. 31, 2021) is half price. Visit the Girl Guides website.