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Keeping Safe with Cookies


The 2021 Girl Scout cookie season is well underway and one of the program’s hallmarks is right on our heels: Cookie Booth sales!

The weather is looking to put a cold damper on our first weekend, but we’re hoping to prevail. Due to the severity of the winter weather we’re expecting, cookie booths scheduled for this weekend may be relocated indoors with the approval of the business location as long as all council COVID-19 health and safety rules can still be observed. For those who would rather steer clear of the weather, these freezing temperatures may be an opportunity to host a virtual booth. See our Virtual Cookie Booth Guidelines for tips and ideas.

COVID-19 guidelines for cookie booths include:
• All participants must wear masks that cover nose and mouth securely
• All participants must maintain at least a six-foot distance from customers (using the table as a barrier is helpful with this rule.)
• All participants must maintain social distancing between troop members and even family members
• Sanitize hands after each transaction.
• Avoid attending any cookie activity in public if you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms, fever, or other COVID-19 symptoms.
• If you or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, has had direct exposure, or has been advised to quarantine, you may NOT attend a booth sale or interact with any public cookie sales.

Please review our 2021 Booth Reference Guide for the latest information on safety requirements and more. You can also find tips on how to hold a socially distanced cookie booth here.

It is important to remember that selling cookies at booth sales is a privilege granted to us by local businesses; a privilege that, if abused, could cause all Girl Scouts to lose the opportunity for additional sales at these locations.

This year, it is mandatory that everyone at a cookie booth adhere to all Covid-19 safety guidelines. There is no exception to this rule. If we receive notice or complaints from the business or community members that a troop is not in compliance, they will be contacted immediately and may lose the right to sell at booths for the remainder of the season.

Please also keep in mind that at a booth sale, girls, parents, and volunteers are representing both the council and the business hosting the booth. All must be considerate of the business’ customers and their property. If an issue arises at the location, we ask that you please contact the council directly. Do not involve store management.

Cookie booth sales give the girls the opportunity to learn new skills, promote Girl Scouting, and live the Girl Scout Promise and Law, all while raising money to fund their Girl Scout year. Many girls sell more cookies at booths than at any other point in the cookie program, and we want to ensure that girls who feel comfortable participating in booths have the opportunity to do so. We can only accomplish this if safety requirements and proper booth practices are followed. Thank you for helping us make this happen for our girls. Let's stay safe and warm this weekend!

Sincerely,  
 
Rachel Broussard
CEO Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf 

WEATHER EFFECTS:

Cupboards, Offices, and Shops
Cookie cupboards are already scheduled to be closed Monday and Tuesday, but due to the inclement weather all GSLPG offices and shops will also be closed those days as well. In the event of emergency, Customer Care can be reached at info@gslpg.org or 800-960-2093.

Cookie Deliveries
Also, please know we have placed more orders with our delivery agents to increase inventory at our cupboards, however there is potential for delays on further cookie deliveries due to winter weather. Please bear with us as we work to safely restock our cupboards.