By Valley Ag Voice Staff
(Editor’s Note: While not Ag related, the team at VAV likes to highlight young people that are doing positive things in our community.)
With the 2021 cookie season about to kick off for Girl Scouts, eight-year-old local Girl Scout Brooklyn Cardoza is excited for the first day of sales on February 7th.
Brooklyn Cardoza enthusiastically described her excitement for the season: “I love selling Girl Scout cookies! This year my goal is to sell 2,000 boxes. I would be so happy if I beat last year’s sales goal!”
Many girl scouts are embracing technology and emailing order forms out to their network of potential buyers, and all the girls are taking unique approaches to grab your attention for cookie sales. Brooklyn Cardoza created Brooklyn’s Cookie Shack in 2019 and gets traffic to stop for their fix of thin mints. You cannot miss her pink and white shack along with the pairings she creates for sale. Often, she packages cookie varietals together for sale as a bundle. Wrapped in cellophane and gussied up with a bow, they make great gifts for Valentine’s Day or special occasions.
“Girl Scouts has greatly enriched Brooklyn’s life,” commented Alicia Cardoza, Brooklyn’s mother. “She has learned many valuable skills which will follow her throughout life.”
You can find Brooklyn’s Cookie Shack in Northwest Bakersfield on Palm Avenue. Brooklyn encourages you to call ahead 661-889-3530 as she is juggling distance learning and other activities with her family. Also, by calling ahead you can place your advanced orders for cookies to help Brooklyn reach her 2021 sales goal!