Coronavirus: Texas Girl Scout, dad build plexiglass shield for cookie season

Coronavirus: Texas Girl Scout, dad build plexiglass shield for cookie season
A Girl Scout in Lubbock, Texas, found a way to keep safe while selling cookies, creating a plexiglass shield for her booth. (Mindy Schauer/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

LUBBOCK, Texas — A Texas Girl Scout gets brownie points for ingenuity and innovation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jaycee Gutierrez, 9, of Lubbock, was merely following the Girl Scouts motto, “Be Prepared,” when she and her father created a plexiglass shield to protect herself and customers as she sold cookies at her booth, KCBD reported.

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According to the 1947 “Girl Scout Handbook,” a Girl Scout “is ready to help out wherever she is needed. Willingness to serve is not enough; you must know how to do the job well, even in an emergency.”

It was a simple decision for Gutierrez, who set up her booth near a store in Lubbock on Saturday. Nothing was going to stop her from selling her allotment of Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-si-dos and Lemon-Ups.

“It keeps us safe from getting COVID-19,” Gutierrez told KCBD.

Gutierrez and her father created the homemade shield at their home, decorating it with remote-controlled lights, the television station reported.

“It’s really fun and we get to do a lot of fun stuff,” Gutierrez said after creating the booth with her father.

Gutierrez hopes to sell more than 1,500 boxes. She will be outside a supermarket in Lubbock from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Be prepared for this scout to meet her goal.

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