98-year-old Girl Scout continues her mission and selling cookies
At 98 years young, a Berks County woman continues a mission she started when she was just 10 years old. Ronnie Backenstoe has become a familiar face at Troop 1814's annual Girl Scout cookie sale at Phoebe Berks Continuing Care Retirement Community in Wernersville. She's been a loyal Girl Scout for nearly nine decades. When she first started selling cookies, she says, there were only three varieties that she sold for 15 cents. Backenstoe served as a volunteer leader for years before being hired in 1957 to work as a professional girl scout at Camp Mosey Wood in the Poconos. She now helps the next generation.
08.07.20 | 03:40 | CC