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Billings Girl Scouts work to meet late troop mate’s cookie sales goal

Posted at 12:51 PM, Apr 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-22 14:51:20-04

BILLINGS – Girl Scouts in Billings are looking to fulfill the dream of a scout sister who was unable to finish the dream herself.

Girl Scout Troop 2435 aims to sell 3,000 cookies, the goal set by Chloe Lai, a St. Francis fourth-grader who died in February from influenza.

The troop was stationed at all four MasterLube locations in Billings on Saturday helping Chloe’s parents.

"With the outpouring that we’ve already got, I am so blown away,” said troop leader Tami Degele. “My co-leader Elizabeth and I just look at each other and we get tears in our eyes because we live in such an amazing place. Just very proud to be part of it.  And I don’t know what to expect tomorrow but it’s going to be good."

Degele said the idea came from Chloe’s dad, Hoi Lai, who wanted to achieve one of his daughter’s goals.

Troop 2435 has invited Girls Scouts from the other troops in Billings to help sell the cookies.

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