Cookie sales fund Guides

Did you know Girl Guides of Canada sell over 5.5 million boxes of cookies every year?

Did you know Girl Guides of Canada sell over 5.5 million boxes of cookies every year? We, the Habours District (Sooke) Girl Guides, are no exception. Twice a year, you’ll see girls of all ages in uniform all over Sooke, fundraising for camps, crests, and crafts.

We often hear people commenting on the price of our cookies, particularly after it increased from $4 a box to $5 last year. But what happens to the money? After you’ve taken the cookies off our hands, 36 per cent ($1.80) pays for the cost of making the cookies at DARE, a nut-free facility. We use the other $3.20 for events, meetings, and large-scale activities. We had the pleasure of attending SOAR when it took place in Agassiz, a province-wide, week-long Girl Guide camp involving 2,000 girls. It’s one of our favourite Guiding memories, with amazing activities, such as water sliding, visits to agricultural businesses, and rock climbing, and involved people from all over B.C. and the world. It would never have been possible without cookie money.

Guiding has given us life-long skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, responsibility, and camping and cooking skills. It’s also given us confidence, friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

As a massive, volunteer-run organization, Girl Guides could not function without cookie sales. 135,000 members across Canada owe their experiences to your continued support and appetites! Cookies will be available for purchase beginning March 25. Our semi-annual cookie blitz will be happening on April 6 and 7, so keep an eye out.

Kayla Curtis, 16 and Maryna Ell, 15

Ist Sooke Rangers

Harbours Ditrict Girl Guides

 

Just Posted

High speed internet coming to remote CRD areas

Ottawa to invest $34 million to build 3.5 million metres of subsea fibre optic cable in B.C.

Affordable housing organization seeks to build in Sooke

Habitat for Humanity hopes to build cluster of townhouses at 2008 Murray Road

Council re-tenders Murray Road staircase project

Project could be delayed months

Upgrades to Millstream overpass to begin Feb. 1

Project includes addition of left hand turn lane onto highway to Victoria

Langford loses bid to host Amazon HQ2

Mayor hopes to attract more tech jobs to city

WATCH: Giant waves smash Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point

Folks made their way to Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point Lighthouse on Thursday, Jan.… Continue reading

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit

Airline argues judge was wrong to have dismissed the company’s application to strike the legal action

Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here’s how

Secretary of homeland security explains a new policy that let’s border guards check phones

‘Beautiful writer’ Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital

Montreal-born author spent most of her adult life in B.C. as a fiction writer and novelist

Jury convicts spear-wielding Duncan man in 2015 Ladysmith RV park murder

Trever George Meers used a handmade spear to stab Rayna Johnson at the Campers Corners RV Park

Students frustrated by UBCO response to harassment allegations

Students on the Kelowna campus were unaware of resources and worried about lack of communication

Opinion: Dare to be smarter

Just say no works for more than just substance abuse

‘Sing Me a Song’ about B.C. for a chance at $1,000 contest prize

Entries due by March 30 for lieutenant-governor’s British Columbia-themed competition

Facing reality of death, B.C. man learns real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the end, something inside Keven Drews won’t let him stop living

Most Read