Girl Scouts receive week, council receives cookies
March 12, 2013
As an assortment of cookies was delivered to the Issaquah City Council last week, and Mayor Ava Frisinger honored local Girl Scouts.
During the regular council meeting March 4, Frisinger read out a proclamation that lauded the Girls Scouts of America for all they have given the city, state and country. She described the benefits they brought to the community and congratulated the organization on its 101 years of service. The largest girl-led business in the country, the cookie program has been in existence just as long.
“For over a hundred years, Girl Scouting has helped millions of girls build courage, confidence and character,” Frisinger, herself a former Girl Scout, said. “The cookie program prepares girls for the future by developing five business-setting skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.”
Frisinger officially honored the organization’s efforts by giving them a full week of recognition.
“I proudly proclaim this week, March 4, 2013, to be Girls Scouts Week in the city of Issaquah,” she said. “I encourage all people to join me in supporting the Girl Scouts, and further, to recognize the outstanding contributions of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.”
Prompted by a yearly tradition, the council then welcomed an annual gift of the sought-after treats by a special guest to the meeting. Local Scout Sydney Weber has given a wrapped donation of cookies to the council for the past several years. She stepped up to perform the task again after Frisinger praised the institution for the responsible leadership that it inspired in young girls of the area.
With a smile, Weber took the wrapped bundled up to the podium for Frisinger to accept and for the council members to wrangle over who received which box.
“Thank you for all of your support, Ava, we really appreciate it,” said Chris Weber, Sydney’s mother, to which the young Scout added, “Enjoy those cookies.”