FORT WAYNE — Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana announced two new resources to serve girls and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While in-person activities and events, including Girl Scout Cookie booths, have been suspended, people can still support the largest investment in girls annually through Girl Scouts Cookie Care, which lets shoppers order and donate cookies online, said news release from the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana.
And to ensure girls get the tools they need, the organization also launched Girl Scouts at Home, a national online platform where all girls and families, not just Girl Scout members, can access free, self-guided activities from the Girl Scouts’ programming.
“For 108 years, Girl Scouts has responded in challenging times,” said GSNI-M CEO Sharon Pohly. “Now we are embracing new initiatives to help girls, their families and community members connect, explore, find comfort and take action.”
Girl Scout Cookies can be a source of comfort for many. Girl Scouts launched Girl Scouts Cookie Care as a way to safely order cookies for home delivery, pending local shipping availability, or to share the love by donating cookies to first responders, volunteers and local causes.
With Girl Scouts at Home, families can access self-guided, free activities to keep them engaged and connected to their communities and the larger sisterhood of girls.
In addition to the new national platform, GSNI-M is offering a number of virtual activities, either in the home or on the GSNI-M Facebook page. Both Girl Scouts and the public can enjoy a variety of activities that cover STEM, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills and the Outdoors. To learn more, visit www.gsnim.org.