For the third year in a row, The Rice Partnership has supported local Girl Scout Troops by doing a cookie booth buy-out.

Girl Scouts all over the country have faced major obstacles to their annual cookie sale this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The process of selling cookies not only teaches Girl Scouts entrepreneurial skills, it also directly funds activities and opportunities for troops. It has been a challenge for troops to meet their sales goals this season while observing pandemic regulations.

Luckily Girl Scouts are no strangers to challenges! The Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast have adopted new creative and safe ways to sell cookies, such as selling online and through food delivery apps. Booth buy-outs, or purchasing a large number of cookies in bulk, are playing a crucial role this year. The Rice Partnership bought out a booth from Troop #45301 and donated all 100 boxes to a military base through the Girl Scout’s Cookie Share program.

Troop #45301 is made up of eighteen girls from a variety of backgrounds. Over this past year being in a Girl Scout troop has helped the girls get through a challenging season. The girls were able to bond through take-home activity kits, online meetings, and some socially distanced gatherings. This troop also put together dog treat holders for local animal shelters, made cards for local seniors, and did some virtual Christmas caroling. The Rice Partnership is happy to help fund future projects for this inspiring troop.

For more information on the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast and buying your own cookies, click here: