Ottawa and Miller City girls are shown writing thank you cards for the customers who purchased Girl Scout cookies from them. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
Ottawa and Miller City girls are shown writing thank you cards for the customers who purchased Girl Scout cookies from them. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
OTTAWA — Six kindergarten and first grade students from Ottawa and Miller City learned there is more to selling Girl Scout cookies that knocking on a neighbor’s door.

The short term program for the girls was lead by Lynn Bryan, the community engagement girl scout manager in Putnam County.

“This is one of the short term program’s we offer when a group of girls may not have a leader,” Bryan said.

Before selling the cookies the girls learned about setting goals and meeting deadlines. They also learned money management, and decision making.

“We met every other week for four meetings” Bryan said.

They also planned how they would spend the money they earned.

“We talked about needs and wants and the difference,” Bryan said.

The girls sold 315 boxes of cookies. Last Thursday the cookies were delivered to the girls so they could deliver them to their customers.

The girls also received good news. They have a lady, Melissa Thomi, who has stepped up and volunteered to be their Brownie leader. They will be Brownie Troop 20712.

Bryan said the girls will hold a celebration next week on their successful Girl Scout cookie sales.

Anyone who is interested in joining this Brownie Troop or who wants to know more about the Girl Scout short-term programs can call Bryan at 419-225-3056.