We love hearing stories about our Girl Scouts – especially during cookie season. When we received this note from Girl Scout Abriana from Troop 3049 and her mother, we couldn’t help but share it. Talk about ambition and reaching goals. Way to go Abriana!
Abriana had a great idea before we left on a family trip to Portland, Oregon. She wanted to make sure she wasn’t going to miss any cookie sales since we were flying to Portland, Oregon to visit family during cookie selling season. So she decided to pack two big bags full of Girl Scout cookies and take them along for our trip. She picked 2 boxes of cookies, one Thanks A Lot & one Lemonade, to make the cookie journey with her. Waiting at the gate for the plane to arrive the whole crew was excited to see a Girl Scout with cookies! They offered to do a group picture with her and the cookies!
Once on the plane and in the air, the flight attendant asked her if she could make a announcement of the special guest they have flying with them today. Abriana was soooo excited! They announced to the cabin that they had a special Girl Scout Brownie on board from troop 3049 from the Girl Scouts Central California South and she had some cookies on board to sell. They asked the passengers to turn on their call lights if they wanted any cookies, and to her surprise a bunch of lights came on. She got to walk the isle and sell her cookies, at 20,000 ft in the air!! The attendant said “You know what Abriana, right now you’re literally the highest selling Girl Scout in California”! We all laughed and thought it just might be!
When she was done, she got to announce a big thank you for supporting Girl Scouts and the attendant awarded her with a Alaska Airlines wings pin for her uniform. Once we landed, the pilots wanted to buy some cookies and invited Abriana to the cockpit for a sale of thin mint cookies. She got to show Thanks & Lemon what it looked like inside the cockpit and a quick tour of the plane. She took pictures and waved goodbye to all the crew. Abriana couldn’t believe her exciting journey with her cookies, she said ” that’s why a Girl Scout never leaves her cookies behind, you never know when & where your going to make a sale” !! “