April – 2018 – Girl Scouts Cookie Drive

Every year, St. Anselm’s Girl Scouts participate in an annual cookie fundraiser for the support of scouting programs, activities and projects. They set up tables in front of Foodtown Supermarket on 3rd Avenue at 91st Street and at St. Anselm Church. The girls get valuable experience selling the Girl Scout Cookies and providing customer service to people of the Bay Ridge community.

This spring the girls and troop leaders braved some unusually cold and windy weather to maintain a scouting tradition that is more than a century old. The Girl Scout Cookie Program, the largest girl-led business in the country, sells more than 200 million boxes each year in a variety of well-loved flavors, thanks to the support of millions of local supporters/ buyers who love the Girl Scouts of America AND love Girl Scout cookies!

Three quarters of the cost of each box stays with the scouting community, with money raised going to support the local council and its programs, and to the Saint Anselm Girl Scout Troops, making the scouting experience available, and affordable, to girls in Bay Ridge and from all over the city.

Girl Scouts activities include: camping, hiking, swimming and projects to develop a sense of pride and accomplishment, learning to help others, while growing intellectually and morally.

Our thanks to the girls of Saint Anselm Troops 2332 and 2439 and to their troop leaders: Shirley Chin, Jennifer D’Onofrio, Karen Neroulias, and Christine Brzezinski for all they do for scouting and for Bay Ridge.

All the best,

The Saint Anselm Publicity Committee

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