As the pandemic wore into the spring selling season, many troops nixed their traditional cookie booths for safety reasons.
The Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, which serves 45 counties, recently decided to close its seven field offices, which also served as program and retail spaces, and have its 26 field staff members work in coworking spaces and launch pop-up shops on the weekends to serve members.
The decision by Girl Scouts to divest the camps follows a consolidation among Girl Scouts councils nationwide in 2007 that
left the local council with a much bigger service area and more real estate.
CEO Deborah Hearn Smith said the move will eventually bring a cost savings, but it has other benefits.
The Girl Scouts of Central Indiana says a study found that the four sites need significant renovations to reach current safety