Selling Girl Scout cookies is all about location, location, location, and little scout Siena, from Glendale Unified School District, found the perfect spot to sell her girl scout Samoas, Do-si-dos, Thin Mints and more in the City of West Hollywood’s LGBT Rainbow District, outside of some WeHo gay bars. The little entrepreneur cleaned out her entire cart full of cookies on weekends selling about 100 boxes per weekend. Siena was joined by her mom, Hypnotherapist, Jenn Levin, her younger sister and her aunt, West Hollywood resident Julie LaPlaca, who’s a TV producer for shows like The Bachelor.
“Siena is participating in a cookie sale to earn money to support Girl Scouts and we thought what better place to sell cookies than in West Hollywood,” said mom Jenn. “We were here last weekend. A guy named Adam said he ate through all his boxes. He came back this weekend and said, ‘are you going to pay for my weight watchers?’ I told him that I’m a hypnotherapist, so if he ever wants to cut back on the sweets, to call me.”
Siena is part of the 71234 Glendale Troop. She is currently in an Italian dual language immersion program where students spend 90% of their day learning in Italian and 10% learning in English starting in kindergarten. The percentage of English increases annually until 50% of the day is taught in Italian and 50% in English by 5th grade. Students learn to speak, read, and write in Italian through content, not as a separate course of study.
Bar patrons were happy to see the Girl Scout cookie cart roll down Santa Monica Boulevard. Many leaned over the patio railings to grab their boxes of cookies while tending to their cocktails during Sunday Funday.
“I was dreading selling Girl Scout cookies, but the gays have made it so much fun that now I’m happy to drive 40 mins to sell cookies,” said mom Jenn. “We were so excited that drag queen Billy [Francesca] bought the last 4 boxes of Lemon-ups, so mom could go home and relax with a glass of wine.”
Siena’s first weekend out on the Rainbow District had her asking mom, “why are there
so many naked people?” But the following weekend, when asked what she thought of the drag queens, she responded, “Yeah, l kind of expected that here.”
Girl Scout cookies are sold once a year from January to mid-March in greater Los Angeles, so make sure you stock up and get a few extra boxes to keep in the freezer until next year.
To support Siena’s selling efforts, visit her selling page at:
And if you need help kicking your cookie habit, there’s always hypnotherapy. Visit Jenn Levin’s alternative and holistic health services at: