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This year, one Girl Scout in East Lansing is working to keep alive a tradition started last year by a Girl Scout Troop from Whitehills Elementary School: collecting enough donations to give a free box of Girl Scout cookies to each member of faculty and staff at East Lansing Public Schools.
Last year, a troop from Whitehills collected enough donations to give 230 boxes of cookies to ELPS staff, enough to make sure everyone employed by the district went home with a box of cookies. While that troop is now working to give the same gift to nurses at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, one Girl Scout at East Lansing High School plans to make sure ELPS faculty and staff are not forgotten.
Emmerson Davis, older sister of a member of the Whitehills troop, wants every member of faculty and staff at each of the eight buildings that make up ELPS to be given a box of cookies again this year.
Davis wants to ensure that not just teachers but every worker of ELPS is thanked and cheered up again this year by receiving a free box of cookies from Girl Scouts.
When asked why she chose to take on this endeavor, Davis told ELi she is doing it because she believes the teachers and staff in East Lansing’s community have been through so much, and that “cookies make everything better.”
Davis’ Girl Scout troop consists of herself only. There are two other active troops at ELHS, a ninth-grade and a tenth-grade troop.
Davis plans to raise enough funds to donate 300 boxes to ELPS this year. Davis is using the same website the troop used last year to raise donations in increments of $5 (the cost of one box of cookies).
This campaign run by Davis is not only sweetening the semester for ELPS, but also for Girl Scouts dreaming of traveling abroad. After hitting her goal of donating 300 boxes to ELPS staff, any additional money will be used to fund a Girl Scout trip to Paris.
Davis also has plans to run a drive-thru cookie booth on Friday, Feb. 11, Saturday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 13, outside Marcos Pizza at the intersection of Lake Lansing and Abbot Roads. She will be accepting donations onsite as well.
Correction, Jan. 11, 9:30 pm: When originally published, this article contained inaccurate information indicating that there were no active troops in ELHS besides Davis’s troop of one. A reader sent us a note explaining that there are two (other) active troops, one in the 9th grade with 11 girls and one in the 10th grade with 7 girls, so this article has been amended. ELi regrets the error and thanks the reader for the correct information.