by Mary R.
Holladay Intermediate Magnet School
A Disneyland Trip!
Usually Girl Scouts have incentives for Scouts who sell a certain number of cookies. This year Girl Scouts who sell 800 boxes earn a trip to Disneyland!
Most of the girls who earned it can’t wait to go.
This trip will be extra special for Michaela Everett, a Cadette who earned the honor. “It’s my birthday.” Jasmen Struve, a Junior, knows just what it’s like to be at Disneyland on her birthday. Her mother Jamie took her on her 7th birthday. “It was fun, very, very, very, very fun, because it had Splash Mountain,” Jasmen says. “I am looking forward to it a lot! Because Disneyland’s fun.”
“There are 147 girls who earned [a trip to Disneyland],” says Sahuaro Girl Scout Area Team member and Troop 645 leader Pilar Ruiz. “Daisies and Brownies are required to have an adult because they are too young to go out of state.” Juniors and higher levels will attend without a parent, but will still be chaperoned by Area Team members.
Each Girl Scout must have sold 800 boxes to go on the trip — 799 boxes isn’t enough. “They have to creatively find someone else to buy the last box,” says Cheryl Dimmick, another Area Team member. If someone sells 800 boxes but they can’t go, then Cheryl says, “Daisies and Brownies will get a special substitute of a similar value. If they are a Junior, Cadette or Senior, I am sorry, they can’t get anything in return.”
The Area Team had the idea to reward sales with the trip to Disneyland. They planned it and will tag along. The trip is scheduled for June 3 through 5.
The Sahuaro Girl Scout Council will use the money from cookie sales. “The tickets would be probably between $99 and $130,” says Troop 908 leader Jamie Struve. The buses will cost $100 to $200, according to Jamie.
The Girl Scouts will charter buses to California make the trip. It’s the first year, and that it’s very awesome and really cool!
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