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Girl Scout Troop Teams Up With Google Wing on Cookie Deliveries


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Awaiting a cookie drop.

Wing, a subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet, reached out to the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline about making cookie drops to boost cookie sales, which are still being impacted by the pandemic.

Credit: Wing

In Christiansburg, Virginia, Girl Scout cookies are falling from the heavens.

Well, not exactly. They are being delivered not by young girls in uniform but by Google-developed Wing drones, a futuristic twist on how to get your fill of Thin Mints.

Wing, a subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc., reached out to the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline about making cookie drops to help boost cookie sales, which are still being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Even with loosening COVID restrictions, the traditional method of selling cookies outside of grocery stores or shops is difficult this year, and sales are down about 50% from prior years," Lia Reich, Wing global communications lead, said in a statement to USA TODAY. "It was a natural fit to partner with the Girl Scouts to help out in this situation."

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