In the northeast, we traditionally think of the return of the robin as a sign of approaching spring. In California, the return of the swallows to the Mission of San Juan Capistrano, on the Feast Day of St. Joseph – March 19th, is like-wise thought of as a sign of spring.
Yet, all across America, from Brooklyn to California, and in all places in between, one of the most-sure signs of spring is the Girl Scouts of America Annual Cookie Drive.
On March 23rd and 24th, Girl Scouts from Troop #2332 – Cadettes, Troop #2751 – Juniors, and Troop #2761 – Brownies set up their tables outside Foodtown Supermarket on 3rd Avenue at 91st Street (Thank You – Foodtown for your support of this wonderful endeavor). On April 7th Troop #2439 – Senior was outside the church for the morning Masses; all in support of the annual fundraiser for the Girl Scout programs at St. Anselm.
The Girl Scout Cookie Drive is the largest girl-led business in the country. Thanks to millions of local supporters and buyers (see drivers pull over, stop their cars, and get out – just to by a few boxes!) who love the goals and values represented by the Girl Scouts of America AND love Girl Scout cookies – more than 200 million boxes are sold each year in a variety of well-loved flavors! Three-quarters of the cost of each box stays with the local scouting community, supporting the council and its programs, and to the Saint Anselm Girl Scout Troops.
A special “Thank You” to the parents and St. Anselm troop leaders: Christine Brzezinski, Shirley Chin, Jennifer D’Onofrio, Mei Guo, Mei Leung, and Karen Neroulias for all they do for scouting and for Bay Ridge.
The Girl Scouts of America: Building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
All the best,
The Saint Anselm Publicity Committee