photo by Eli Morita

Neighborhood Girl Scouts are wrapping up the cookie season and are gearing up to invest their earnings. Encinitas Troop 1133 helped make the world a better place by donating 10 percent of last year’s cookie proceeds to Voices for Children, a foster care youth advocacy organization. The girls are supporting the nonprofit again this cookie season and are saving up for a camping adventure. Past troop activities have included a “bridging” celebration in Cottonwood Creek Park, where they transitioned from Brownies to Juniors.

The cookie program is Girl Scouts’ primary fundraiser. Troops earn funds for activities and community projects, while the council’s proceeds finance events, volunteer training, facilities, and financial aid for more than 42,000 local girl and adult members.

Encinitas is part of Girl Scouts San Diego’s Solana Ranch Service Unit, which has more than 750 members. To learn more contact Joselyn Poggi at jpoggi@sdgirlscouts.org or call 619-619-0708.