Zionsville Girl Scouts kick off busy year with Cookie Rally

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Zionsville Girl Scouts attend a rally to prepare to sell Girl Scout cookies. (Submitted photo)

By Renee Larr

Zionsville Girl Scouts kicked off 2017, and cookie season,  with a rally as they prepare for a busy year.

More than 230 girls attended the Cookie Rally, which prepares the Scouts for selling the classic treats.

“It was a crash course in safety, product, selling skills and etiquette. Girls set goals and then participated in games that reinforced skills to succeed in sales,” said Megan Watson, Zionsville Girl Scouts service unit manager. “I am especially proud of the older girls, Cadettes, who shared their time to help lead and monitor the carnival events.”

On Feb. 22, the Girl Scouts will hold an event called World Thinking Day, where Scouts from across the nation celebrate different international cultures.

“Troops are assigned specific countries to research and put together a little display,” Watson said. “Other girls are invited to walk around from display to display getting some information about the country, the culture and what girls go through. Sometimes, girls will make an ethnic food treat to represent the country. They even have games or a special giveaway.”

Girls will put their culinary skills to the test at the Junior Bake Off in March.

“They have different categories they can compete in. They can use Girl Scout cookies to make their own creation,” Watson said. “They can do cake decorating where they use a boxed cake mix. Then another category would be making a cake from scratch and then decorating it. I’m looking forward to this event. It’s been a while since we’ve had it.”

Troops will continue to work on service projects throughout the year. For more, facebook.com/ZionsvilleGirlScouts/.