CINCINNATI — It’s Girl Scout cookie season and 11-year-old Vivienne Novosel is on her way to give out some flyers.
Vivienne has been a girl scout since she was 5 years old and absolutely loves it.
“I get to be with my friends every other Thursday and it’s really fun because we have a snack and we get to do different activities every meeting,” she said.
But cookie sales this year for Ohio Girl Scouts like Vivienne look a little different than they did in the past.
“We’re going to be making phone calls to our previous customers and instead of knocking on the doors and asking if they would like to buy cookies, we’re going to be putting these on their doorknobs,” she said.
These changes are things she said she finds a little challenging.
“I like talking to people, and of course this year, I’m going to miss it because I can’t do it anymore,” she said.
But despite all the changes, this year her mother and Girl Scout Troop Leader Sarah Novosel said it’s teaching them life skills.
“I hope the biggest skills my girls learn is resilience. That we can get through anything even if you have to ask for help, that’s OK,” Sarah Novosel said. “If you need to take it slower this year and we’re not having as high sales, that’s OK too. We’re doing the best we can and they’re going to do great. “
As for Vivienne, she said the pandemic has helped her realize how important her loved ones are.
“I’ve learned to appreciate being with my family and friends and giving people hugs and definitely when I can see people again I will give them big, big hugs,” she said.