Girl scout cookies were extra sweet this season


If you’ve been to the Stop and Shop on Hempstead Tpke these past couple of months, chances are you’ve seen the colorful array that is the Girl Scout cookie booth, run by Troop 1551 of West Hempstead.

From Jan. 5 to March 28, these Daisy Scouts were out and about selling cookies for a cause. The money the young girls raise from their cookie sales funds them throughout the rest of the year, and influences their access to programs, trips, and leadership opportunities.

“As girls progress through the levels, they are able to take on more leadership skills, more decision making skills,” said Rande Bynum, Chief Executive of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County.

“And one of the things we like to do is really make sure that we make sure that our Girl Scouts are in front of as many different people as possible, and have as many different opportunities to try things as possible. It helps them figure out their path.”

Cookie season is now officially over, and it’s time for the West Hempstead Girl Scouts to enjoy the benefits of their hard-earned sales.