Littleton Police got a king-size gift from some pint-size benefactors on April 16, when the members of Girl Scout Troop 67484 dropped off 109 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies for Littleton's finest. The …
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Littleton Police got a king-size gift from some pint-size benefactors on April 16, when the members of Girl Scout Troop 67484 dropped off 109 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies for Littleton's finest.
The dozen girls in the “daisy troop,” all around kindergarten age, collected the boxes as part of the Girl Scouts' “Hometown Heroes” program, which allows cookie buyers to earmark boxes of Tagalongs, Thin Mints and so on for a chosen local group.
“It's a great way for the girls to get involved in their community, and it was a good way to sell a few more boxes toward the end of the season when buyers were getting `cookied out,' ” said Natalie Harper, a self-described “cookie mom” who helped the girls sell their wares.
For the mini-entrepreneurs, the sales weren't necessarily the highlight of cookie season.
Zoey, 5, whom Harper called a rock star cookie seller, said her favorite part of the experience was “eating the cookies.”
LPD Cmdr. Jim Werder was on hand outside police headquarters to accept the gift, which he said would be a big hit among officers.
Werder said getting to interact with kids is one of the perks of his job. He recalled his early days on the force when he changed a flat tire for a stranded woman and her young daughter.
The little girl gave Werder a hug.
“I still remember that hug,” Werder told the girls. “It's things like that, and like you guys today, that made me want to be an officer.”
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