JAMESTOWN – Local girl scouts in Jamestown will host a ‘Cookies with the Mayor’ event today to help promote their cookie selling season.
Troops from across the area are scheduled to meet with Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist at city hall Wednesday at 4 p.m.
The event aims to empower girls to create a dialog with elected officials around the benefits of Girl Scouting over delicious Girl Scout cookies.
Sundquist will be asked five questions from the group related to activities girls like most about scouting. The troop will also have cookies for the mayor to sample.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program, officials say, allows girls to raise funds for the organization, and teaches them leadership skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, communication and business ethics.
Last week, over one million packages of cookies arrived in Western New York. To find a seller near you, use the Cookie Finder app or visit GSWNY.org.
The cookies will remain on sale until March 31.