I know that a lot of people think that Girl Scout cookies are an organization's way of profiting off of "child labor", at least that is what I've been told before. However, my girls LOVE selling cookies! They LOVE earning profits that they use to do good things within their community, and I am especially proud of them for this. This year, Archer Girl and her sister Girl Scouts are using their cookie profits to purchase bus passes for homeless students here in the Long Beach area. This is vital aid that these children in crisis often need, but there is currently underfunding in this area. We hope to close the gap and help the Bethune Transitional Center for Homeless Students provide these children with a means to stay at their "home school" after their families have had to relocate to shelters or other relatives homes.
There is a fantastic video on YouTube that really shows "What Can A Cookie Do?", but for some reason the embedding has been disabled. If you have a moment, I'd encourage you to check it out here and another great example of what this program does is here.
So, what is the Freak Out? I haven't finished my novel, which I swore to myself I would do before cookie season. I know that starting today through March 25th (when the cookie sale is over) I will be eating, drinking, breathing, sleeping...generally being consumed...by GIRL SCOUT COOKIES! Archer Girl has a goal set of 1500 boxes of cookies (last year's goal was 1000 and she actually sold over 1400), and that is a lot of work. I laugh because if I didn't I would cry! ;)
Wish me luck, dear readers and friends; and if you happen to have a hankering for Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, or any of the other deliciously addicting cookies we sell - well, you know where to find me! ;)