Beeton Girl Guides selling cookies to cheer up local seniors

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Selling Girl Guide cookies is never hard, except during a global pandemic when Simcoe County is in lockdown.

However, the Beeton Girl Guides are determined to continue their community outreach tradition of bringing a little brightness – and mint – into the lives of seniors at Simcoe Manor.

“In the before times, we’d do a campfire sing-a-long,” said Guide leader Melissa Pasqua. “We were initially worried – how are we going to sell all these cookies?”

When they received a large order for cookies, and had very little means to sell them, Pasqua and her Guide partner Shannon Morse looked to a B.C. group, which had raised funds by asking its community to donate a box of cookies to a local seniors’ home.

The sale of Girl Guide cookies is each unit’s main fundraiser each year.

A $5, $10 or $15 e-mail transfer donation to the Beeton guiding group will send boxes of mint cookies to Simcoe Manor, or into your kitchen, if you arrange pick up or delivery (on local orders).

Email for further Girl Guide cookie information.

Cheryl Browne, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Barrie Advance