As the pandemic moves into its second year and provincial health measures urge more physical distancing, Girl Guide cookies will not be coming to your door.
However, they will be coming to a store near you: London Drugs.
Girl Guides of Canada’s BC Council announced on Wednesday that they will be entering into an exclusive distribution partnership with London Drugs in B.C.
Classic chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies will be available at all London Drugs stores in the province, as well as online at londondrugs.com.
“Girl Guides teach adaptability and preparedness to handle unexpected situations with a sense of confidence and self-assuredness,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Whether you have close ties to the Girl Guides in your own family or not, by purchasing a box of cookies, you are helping build resiliency and future leaders in your community.”
The cookie fundraiser is the largest source of fundraising support for the Girl Guides, and is projected to bring in over $600,000, with 120,000 boxes sold at London Drugs.
Proceeds from the cookie sales go directly to BC Girl Guides, supporting ongoing programs, inclusion resources, and membership subsidies for girls with financial need.
“Now more than ever, we need funding to keep girls connected with supportive peers and caring adult role models who mentor them during these unusual times,” said Diamond Isinger, provincial commissioner for BC, Girl Guides of Canada.
“We are grateful to London Drugs for providing a safe distribution network to sell our cookies, and we are grateful to British Columbians for their continued support through the purchase of Girl Guide cookies.”
Girl Guides cookies are now available at all London Drugs in BC and online.