Brownies and Birds!

Danielle von Ting (left) and Nicole von Ting, both age 7, representing Brownie Troop #20113.

What do Thin Mints, Samoas and pelicans have in common? Northern California Girl Scout Brownie Troop #20113 of Vacaville, Calif. and Travis Air Force Base!

These industrious and generous girls have selected International Bird Rescue as the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds from their Girl Scout cookie sales this year. The girls’ goal is to sell enough cookies to become a Pelican Partner and participate in the release of a rehabilitated pelican at International Bird Rescue.

Cookies are available now to March 17, and the Brownie Troop will have a booth set up in various locations in Vacaville. Cookies may also be donated through the Girl Scouts’ Gift of Caring Program to either the military or to a local food bank. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the leading girl entrepreneurship program, which provides fun learning experiences to the girls that participate.

The Cookie Program teaches girls five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics. While having fun they are also developing a strong sense of self-confidence and team-building skills. Funds from the sale are used to provide Girl Scouting to girls from all backgrounds to maintain camps and other properties, and to deliver high quality training to Girl Scout troop leaders and other volunteers. If you are interested in helping these fantastic young girls achieve their goals, please contact Tisha von Ting at 707-508-7281, or e-mail us.