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Local Girl Scouts chapter adjusts operations because of rising COVID-19 cases

Girl Scouts of Central Coast moves camps and activities outdoors once again
Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast
Posted at 7:33 AM, Aug 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-09 22:38:32-04

The Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast is adjusting operations due to the pandemic once again.

Only a few months ago, indoor camps and activities resumed after nearly a year of scaled back activities.

But now, the girl scouts are moving back outdoors amid the rise in local COVID-19 cases.

Their signature cookie program has also been impacted this past year. The organization has seen a sharp decline in sales, leading to a push to sell boxes this month. There are 30,000 boxes that still need to be sold.

CEO of Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast, Tammie Helmuth, says these are unforeseen challenges and is hoping the community will help.

“Our cookie orders have to be in starting November and January. When you look back at last year, who would've known that we would have been in a 7-month shelter notice. So our girls had difficulty traditionally 'boothing' sales and going door-to-door because we did have a shelter notice on-hand,” said Helmuth.

There are a number of ways to support the scouts.

Right now, boxes are currently being sold in a buy one, get one free sale by the troops on the Central Coast.

If you dont want a box for yourself, you can participate in the Care to Share program. It allows you to donate online and girl scouts will deliver cookies to first responders, including law enforcement officers, people serving in the military, hospital workers, firefighters and those working at vaccine clinics.

The cookies can be found at the following locations, Monday-Friday, 9 am-4:30 pm

Castroville Office

10550 Merritt Street

Castroville, CA 95012

San Luis Obispo Office

1119 Chorro Street

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401​

Ventura Office

1500 Palma Drive, Suite 110

Ventura, CA 93003

Santa Barbara Program Center

La Cumbre Plaza

121 Hope Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93105