LA area Girl Scouts get creative to sell your favorite treats during pandemic

Girl Scout cookie lovers listen up. The pandemic won't keep you from getting boxes of your favorite sweet treats.
WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) -- It's that time of year to buy Girl Scout cookies, but just like everything else during the pandemic, sales are going to be a little different this time.

Girl Scouts across the greater Los Angeles area are putting together social media videos and e-commerce websites to sell Thin Mints, Samoas and other favorites, instead of the usual in-person sales.

Ava Estrada has a plan. Last year she sold 175 boxes, and this year she wants to sell 250. And, ever the sales person, she thinks a cookie delivery is perfect for quarantine.

"I will do it safely by leaving it on their door step and then going six feet apart and be 'Ms. Cookie' maybe, doing a little singing delivery, maybe," Ava said.

Her proud dad says it's an inventive way to raise money for her troop while making sure everyone stays safe.

"This year she's being even more creative in this pandemic to try to get word out that cookies are for sale, so we're very proud of her initiative," said her father Steven Estrada.

Theresa Edy-Kiene is the CEO of Girl Scouts of greater Los Angeles and says the new sales tactic is teaching the scouts modern day business techniques.

"These girls are really learning 21st century business skills," said Edy-Kiene. "They are creating their own websites, a virtual link to their own website in which they're pitching, buying cookies from them and choosing what to do with their proceeds. So it's darling."

You can pre-order now, and cookie delivery will start in a few weeks. Customers will also be able to get cookies delivered from Grubhub at no charge to the Girl Scouts.
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