The professional football season may be headed to an end, but the Girl Scout cookie season is just kicking off.
Girl Scout members, leaders, volunteers and parents gathered Saturday morning at Peninsula Lutheran Church in Gig Harbor for a Girl Scout Cookie Rally in preparation for one of the organization's major fundraisers for local units. Members of the Girls Scouts of the USA have been selling cookies since 1917 to raise funds.
Beyond merely raising money for the Girl Scouts of Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula, the rally emphasized that selling cookies affords its young members a chance to interact directly with customers and gives them a taste of running their own cookie business, as well as the social skills needed to work with others.
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