Girl Scout cookies and cops just seem to go together. At least at this time of year.
In a recent Facebook post by Riverbank Police Services (RPS) that stated, “We have been going from call to call, we haven’t even had the time to stop and get lunch. Thank goodness we found some Girl Scout cookies” created quite a buzz online. The post also featured a photo of Deputy Geoff Crowley and Sergeant Lloyd MacKinnon and a local girl scout at the sale site where the RPS personnel made their purchases.
Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us and throughout the Central Valley there will be local troops selling the tasty treats like Thin Mints, Caramel deLites – also known as Samoas – Thanks-A-lot, and Girl Scout S’mores. For 2020 they have updated the packaging and introduced a new lemon cookie called Lemon-Ups that have motivational messages on them.
According to Girl Scout Cookie History on girlscouts.org they are an icon of American culture and for over 100 years they have been having an annual cookie sale and, “they’ve had fun, developed valuable life skills, and made their communities a better place every step of the way.”
If you are wondering where you can find a local troop in Riverbank selling the seasonal cookies, Save Mart in the Crossroads Shopping Center and O’Brien’s Market should have some girl scouts on site or in neighborhood nearby.
Listed on the website is the reasoning behind the short time period of the cookie sales, noting, “the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world, but it is just one part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Girl Scouts participate in varied activities throughout the year and work on many projects. The cookie program is just one of those activities. And because only registered Girl Scouts may sell Girl Scout Cookies, their market availability is normally limited to the six- to eight-week period when girls are engaged in the program through their local council.”
As for RPS Deputy Crowley and Sergeant MacKinnon, the girl scout selling cookies on Roselle Avenue was the perfect spot for them to get a few boxes of their favorites including Thin Mints and Thanks-A-Lot.