Written by Colleen Maidhof Saturday, 22 February 2014 00:00
Girl Scout cookie lovers all across the country can see the faces of two sisters from Albertson on two different cookie boxes. Madeleine Jex, 14, from Troop 1100, is featured on the Samoas, and her younger sister, Bailey, a Brownie from Troop 53, is featured on the
Savannah Smiles. The sisters are excited to be selling cookie boxes with their faces on them, and they are very grateful to have this memory to hold on to forever.
The Jex sisters were chosen to be on the boxes after they submitted an essay about the skills that they learned in Scouts. Several girls were chosen to go on a photo shoot in 2011; however, only the best photos were chosen.
Each box also has a quote from an unattributed Girl Scout that explains the box’s theme.
“Each box has a theme that we learned,” Madeleine explained. “Mine is about speaking out. I wasn’t really giving a speech on the Samoa’s box, I was posing.”
Baily added, “I was helping out at a soup kitchen with other Scouts during the photo shoot. We learned how important volunteering is in meetings. It was a lot of fun.”
Having your face on a cookie box does have perks.
“When I go out and sell cookies, I show people a box of the Savannah Smiles, and I say ‘that’s me,’” Bailey said. “People usually buy them.”
The sisters are very excited to be selling the cookies, and they hope to sell many boxes for their troop. “It is very cool because when I see other girls selling cookies, I know that they are selling boxes with us on them,” Madeleine said. “It is cool to see everyone’s reaction when I show them.” They both agreed that being on a cookie box will stay in their memories.
“You don’t get to be on a cookie box too often,” Bailey said. “It is really cool, and it is a great opportunity.”