Girl Scouts deliver yummy cookies to Capital City Fire/Rescue
Girl Scouts delivered a variety of the group’s famous cookies to Juneau firefighters at the city’s Airport Fire Station on Tuesday, March 3. Capital City Fire/Rescue staff and the scouts posed for a photo in front of the department’s ambulance featuring Northwest Coast formline.
Scouts Elizabeth and Maya from Juneau’s Girl Scout Troop 4074 delivered colorful packages of Thin Mints, Trefoils, Lemon-Ups, S’mores, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, and Tagalongs for the fire-fighters.
“We will distribute these packages to our five different fire stations in Juneau to ensure everyone gets cookies,” Assistant Fire Chief at CCFR Travis Mead said. “We are very pleased that the Girl Scouts brought us packages of some of the tasty cookies they offer.”
Scouts and firefighters both dedicate themselves to public service. In addition to their normal duties, Juneau’s first responders have been closely involved in COVID-19 safety efforts since March 2020. They organized airport testing for arriving passengers and created the city’s COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at the Hagevig Fire Training Center. They have assisted with emergency indoor shelter sites for at-risk adults during the pandemic. Mead said his staff of firefighters have attended the city’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Centennial Hall to monitor inoculation recipients for possible adverse reactions.
“I am glad we could deliver cookies to the firefighters because they help so many people,” said Elizabeth, age 10.
Elizabeth and Maya have been selling cookies to fund their troop’s activities for 5 years. Each has earned several merit badges in the course of their time with Troop 4074. Maya, age 11, likes scouting because she is able to spend time with her friends learning new skills. Currently, the troop is working on their Bronze Award. The girls are working with Family Promise to provide new pillow cases for the children in the families served, which will allow the scouts to work on their sewing skills. This is a project that will have a lasting impact in the community.
An anonymous donor connected the Scouts and firefighters for the cookie mission with the hope that others will be inspired to similarly support essential workers in their community.
Pictured in the photo from left are Assistant Fire Chief Travis Mead and firefighters Jason Tarver, Masoud Abdi, Kyle Dickens, Lance Lawthorne, Corey Luck, and David Edmunds with Girl Scouts Elizabeth and Maya from Troop 4074 in front.
(Photo by Jessica DeBartolo)