E14: What's Up With Girl Scout Cookie Sales?
Well, hello there. It's Nikki Darling and welcome to the second season of Whats Up Wenatchee? I'm going to start it with one of my favorite topics in the world - Girl Scout cookies. There is no denying that I love Girl Scout cookies. If you ask me to pick one of my favorites, I don't know if I can do it. I mean Tagalongs, Samoas, Doesido's, trefoil. I love them all. Mm hmm. This love of Girl Scout cookies goes way back to me actually selling Girl Scout cookies and way back in the day when I was a little kid we used to have to do it walking door to door to door to door with our little sign up sheet and he had to write down everybody's address and it took a lot of attention to detail and organization and maybe that's where it all stems from for me. I don't know because I'm very type-A but that is not exactly how they do it these days. They actually won't let you go door to door just for safety and I think that's a good thing. But how do you not do that and now have Girl Scout cookie sales higher than they've ever been? Well one, they're moving into the technology age, and two, everybody loves them. The word is out on Girl Scout cookies and they keep adding new flavors and they do have a new flavor this year. It's called the Adventurefuls and it's a chocolate brownie cookie with caramel filling, which just sounds so good. It all depends on the mood that I'm in. Do I want chocolate? Do I want peanut butter? Do I want short bread? Yes, the answer is yes to all of those things.
So, when I heard about the new Girl Scout cookie flavor, I had put the call out there. I knew that Girl Scout cookie season was coming up and I needed a hook up and I put that out there on the air on homegrown K. K. R. V. And got a call almost right away from one of our loyal listeners, Nancy. And Nancy has a granddaughter who is a 10 year old Girl Scout in one of the local troops here in Wenatchee/East Wenatchee area and I knew that my problem was solved. It was great. She had already been here to the radio station had gotten some of the other DJs to order last year. She was already set to come here this year and I'm always good for at least 10 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Now a little secret. I don't eat all of the Girl Scout cookies, although I am good to buy at least 10 boxes I stock up for the year. Some of them go in the freezer, they'll come out for potlucks, they'll come out for dinners, they'll come out as gifts, they will go out as Saturday night snackies. But I definitely don't eat them all myself. I will eat some a lot more than I should probably, which is fine because I feel like I'm supporting the Girl Scouts with my cookie eating habits, but I got a chance to have Gabby, which is Nancy's granddaughter come in and take a tour of the radio station and get to know her a little bit so I can see how she likes being a Girl Scout, tell her a little bit about myself. And one of the things that I shared with her was that I had been a Girl Scout for over a dozen years and just like the Boy Scouts have the Eagle Scout award that they go to which is their ultimate award that they get at the end. I have done the same thing in Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts, they have to, they have the silver award and then they have the gold award and I have received and earned both of those when I was back in high school and I love that the Girl Scout tradition goes on, they're still young women young kids out there who are learning the ways of life and different things like crocheting and camping and uh fire starting and all these things that you can learn in Girl Scouts is wonderful to meet friends and learn skill sets and buying cookies is just one way of supporting them and what they do. So I really want you to meet Gabby.
All right now we're go to make sure you talk right into it, we'll put this right at zero and then just say it, say do your spiel. Yeah, hi, this is Gabby Wittmann from troop 18 31 in Girl Scouts. I go to school at the elementary east wenatchee Washington. Please be sure to order your Girl Scout cookies around march or april because it really helps support us and it goes towards really special projects, helping people and needs. What's your favorite part of girl scouts? Um Oh yeah, my favorite part about Girl Scouts is getting to meet new people every single year and being able to see people happy during cookie session. Some of the badges we did in my first year of Girl Scouts were the art badge, horseback riding, cooking badge, healthy habits and on the back of our vests um are fun patches, which are all the extra things we've done, for example, cookie rally or leadership in action when you take lead in one of the many badges, service project is when you work on a project. Well I think it's pretty obvious we did crocheting, healthy eating. What does it say Juliette. Gordon? Isn't I think it's Gordon? Um low um, Halloween birthday party. Um, I love horses. Girl Scouts and are my most memorable social, six ft 2 m distancing and last but certainly not least rock climbing wall. Let's see. And at the front we have some of our most actual memorable with no sarcasm to it. We have our troop number. We have a special little logo with a little shield picture on it with showing like lightning bolt for example or white rose whatever and then some and then it says Girl Scouts usa and depending on about where around where you live. For example for me it says Girl Scouts usa eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Every single Girl Scout vest has two of the same pins. One of them is the Girl Scout logo and green and brass with two girls. I'm facing one direction and then this gold and blue one with like a three leaf clover with a little rain drip and um, Some two little stars. And then when you do wait, what does that say, interpret her or whatever that means. It has a picture of a cookie on it. So I'm assuming I got it during cookie season, y'all got that And then a special pin, a very special one that I think I'm the only girl scout in troop 1831 who actually even mentioned that really at all. And there are numerous types of them, it's called my promise my faith. It comes from gold into a different color and um, it's really hard to get, it takes almost about, I think 10 steps to get. And it's basically you talking to someone you trust about hard times in your life I believe. I don't know, I might update y'all. Um, when I get more information, I don't know, my favorite types of music is on country and pop and techno, but when it comes to country music, I really like to listen to Gabby Barrett and Ingrid andress when it comes to kind of pop or whatnot. Um, it probably is taylor swift or sub urban and what are some of my other favorites. Oh, I also like to listen to um, different languages like spanish christmas music and I like to listen to french pop. One of my favorite french um, music artists is in Ndola. She's what taught me most of the french. I know. Um, I've listened to quite a few of her most famous hits. Um, I even one time attempted to dress up like her and go out into public looking like trying to look like her, but then I realized I have this nice decent looking dress that looks like hers and so I realized, so y'all was really telling me that I had a whole costume practically for her, but you never told me about it. That's, that's really nice of you. I am definitely not upset or anything at all when you listen to the radio, do you like when we, when the DJ's talk on the radio? Um, Yes, it normally kind of cracks me up. I like to listen to human beings. I am a little bit more about me. Is that I'm pretty social. Um, I'm actually transgender. Um, I have quite a few good friends. Um, most of them are girls, but I have this really good friend and his name is Carson and we're really close. We sit diagonally from each other in home room and that gives us a chance to actually connect um, some facts about him is that he has a couple of kookie nicknames. Like at first he used to go by muffin and when someone called him Carson, he'd be like, excuse me, it's muffin. Thank you very much. Then he went by Carson for a couple of days and then he got this new hat and then he was like, everybody listen up now. I am going by Waldo. Y'all will respect that. Okay. Okay. I think we got it down. Wow, I am a really talkative person. That's why I think you'd be good at this job. Thank you All right. I just want to pause here for just a moment and we'll get back to the rest of my time with Gabby in just a second because she is a who? I love it. First off, I want to say that What's up? Wenatchee is brought to you in part by Lana say they helped me create our very own. What's up when Apache soap sense? That's right. Soap with the what's up Wenatchee brand, right on it. They make handcrafted locally, made, locally sourced, organic, high quality, no Parabens, no chemical soap products, soap, soap bombs, bath bombs, I love everything, everything that I use in the shower is by them. If it washes my ball day and that's why I wanted to pair up with them to make a very local soap and soap sense. So we have two cents for the WhatsApp Wenatchee soap. The red one is apple cider and then we have a black bar which is lavender and sage. So that very, very cool sense. You can get them Atlanta say dot net, L A N A C I E dot net or we'll link to it at darling podcast dot com. And the second thing that I want to say is I just wanted to mention the part where Gabby is very forthcoming about being transgender at the age of 10. And just to be honest, I really wanted to talk to her more about that and how her life was socially and how it was in Girl Scouts or at school or with her family or her friends, but that's not what we were here to talk about. We were here to talk about Girl Scout cookies. So instead of asking her if her friends knew if she was transgender, I asked her this, do your friends know that you're a Girl Scout? Um Yes, almost. And I'm pretty darn famous in a lot of places. I'm famous on the radio. Um I'm famous at school. I'm famous at first United Methodist church right across from the nazi party. I've been going to that church. Yes, Very talkative. I'm an energetic child, baby. What else do I want to say? Oh yes. Um I love my school a lot. They're like family to me. Um Ever since Covid started, um things have been getting pretty hard for me. Like for example, I had this really good friend. Her name was Jimena. We were like siblings. We were lucky enough to be in the same class ever since before she moved to texas and you guys would have probably been brokenhearted to see me crying on my nana's lap, literally looking like I dunked my head my entire face into a pool. And then just during fifth grade, before fifth grade started, she had been moved and she invited me to her birthday party a couple, like 16 days after, like a couple of days after my birthday party, I stayed the night, I got to kind of bond with her. We had a lot of fun, We got doughnuts for breakfast, Don't tell my nana. But then she just had to go to ken Roy. So I was like, you know what the heck ken Roy bring hard ali bringing ken Roy over here. And then I also ended up hearing we were going to have a field trip to see the Wenatchee Symphony today on thursday. But gee, thanks Covid for canceling our field trip. We heard that two other schools are going to be joining us and I had fingers crossed that ken Roy was going to be joining turns out when it got canceled. I was like, why Covid, why? What did I ever do to you? But yeah, you should have seen me. I was practically banging my head against the desk. I was like, why, why why why? I asked her if despite Covid they were still going to be doing Girl Scout cookie sales this year. Yes, last year we actually had our own websites put up so people could order and then we'd go around, I'm delivering boxes, you should have seen the boxes I had to deliver. I will literally never forget that moment. Anyway, I think that just about wraps this up, have a nice day, people, I will never forget you What's up? 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