WATCH: Girl Scouts soar to sweet heights by delivering cookies via drone amid COVID

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The Girl Scouts of America, an organization over a century old, is finding new innovative solutions to delivery their cookies safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A troop from Virginia has teamed up with Google Wing to use drones as a futuristic delivery method to bring customers the Thin Mints they look forward to all year long, USA Today reports.

Google Wing, a branch of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., reached out to the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline about making the cookie drops to help boost sales, which have been heavily impacted by the 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. “It was a natural fit to partner with the Girl Scouts to help out in this situation.”

Cookies are available for drone delivery through the Wing app or website in Christiansburg, Virginia, now through the end of May. Wing is set to deliver 3,000 boxes of cookies to hungry customers, and will deliver more if needed.

In March 2020, the national organization suspended all door-to-door sales and in-person cookie booths to help stop the spread of the virus, the outlet reports.

In January, Girl Scouts kicked off the cookie season with a new online delivery option in partnership with food-delivery app GrubHub.

The organization later joined forces with shoe brand K-Swiss to launch a new line of cookie-inspired sneakers called Girl Scout x K-Swiss Court 66. The collection features three different sneakers inspired by three of the most famous Girl Scout Cookies: Trefoils, Caramel deLites/Samoas, and Thin Mints.

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