It has been a tough year for Girl Scouts in Western Wisconsin to sell cookies, but they are making the most of their massive surplus to support front line workers.
The same time that Girl Scouts were about to set up shop in front of retail stores to sell their cookies, everything shut down. Now there are more than 100,000 left over packages of cookies, the Girl Scouts started donating some boxes and now it has turned into a community wide effort.
"They depend so much on going out and interacting with the public and spending time with them,” said Melanie Wells, Troop 3452 leader. This year the pandemic hit just as cookie sales kicked off. "Now we are finding that we have a lot of troops in the area that are sitting on a lot of inventory for Girl Scout cookies,” said Carrie Andringa from Girl Scouts of Northwestern Wisconsin.