Girl Scouts seek sites for cookie program


CICERO — As the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program approaches (initial order-taking launches on January 11), Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways is looking for assistance from regional businesses and community organizations to help girls and troops have a safe and successful season.

GSNYPENN serves girls in K-12 across 26 counties: Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates in New York and Bradford and Tioga in Pennsylvania. 

The council hopes to connect with area businesses and organizations in high-traffic areas to allow troops to host drive-thru cookie booths, as well as those that would like to host traditional walk-up booths. Troops also need inside, secure locations for cookie stock storage and pickup. Places like empty storefronts, unoccupied office spaces, etc.

“We want to help our Girl Scouts have another safe and successful cookie program by connecting with the communities we serve to host drive-thru booths and provide locations for traditional walk-up booths and logistics. Despite the continued pandemic, our girls enjoy the normalcy that this program provides,”says Ray Mulno, Director of Retail Operations & Product Programs at GSNYPENN.

The 2022 cookie program will run from January 11-March 27. The annual fundraiser helps troops power Girl Scout activities for the year through experiences like community service, highest award projects, badge work, summer camp, travel and more—all while girls gain important entrepreneurial and life skills. Proceeds (after paying the baker) stay local and are also used to maintain GSNYPENN’s properties and programs for its girl and adult members throughout the year.

Girl Scouts would need the use of any locations from mid-February through the end of March. GSNYPENN will provide insurance information for businesses and organizations.

If your business or organization can help local Girl Scouts during cookie season in any way, please contact Ray Mulno at rmulno@gsnypenn.orgor 315.698.9400 x2022.

Girl Scouts serves girls in K-12. Annual membership is $25; financial assistance is available.

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