Pictured at the launch of the Irish Girl Guides’ cookie programme are (front) Georgia Rice (5), sitting from left: Shauna Rice (7), Sophie Cassidy (20), Aimee Rice (8) and Holly Jordan (10). Back row from left: Ciara Guilfoyle (12), Katie Daly (12), Alison Cowzer, Kate Mc Guigan (12) and Helen Wilson (14).
A group of Drogheda girls has helped to launch Irish Girl Guides’ new cookie programme with Dragon’s Den star and East Coast Bakehouse founder Alison Cowzer.
The girls, who are members of Cu Chulainn Ladybirds, St Anthony’s Brownies, Millmount Girl Guides and Drogheda Senior Branch, were delighted to be chosen for the launch and enjoyed spending a morning posing for shots at the East Coast Bakehouse, Donore Road, Drogheda. Over 110,000 biscuits will be produced by the Bakehouse for Guides to sell over the next three years.
The girls, along with thousands of other members of Irish Girl Guides (IGG), are set to sell Girl Guide cookies in the autumn. As well as raising funds for their units, the girls will develop business, teamwork and entrepreneurial skills. They will have a say in how the funds for their unit are spent - perhaps on a special day out or new equipment.