Alaska Girl Scouts to get relief loan for lost cookie sales

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Selling Girl Scout cookies is normally a foolproof business model, but the coronavirus outbreak has cooled sales of the treats in Alaska.

    The Girl Scouts of Alaska sought assistance, and the organization is expected to receive a federal recovery loan to help compensate for lost cookie sales.

    The Anchorage Daily News reported First National Bank Alaska facilitated the federal Paycheck Protection Program loan.

    As a result of the shutdown, about 144,000 unsold boxes have filled the homes of scouting families.

    The loan allows employees to continue working and provide online programs for Girl Scouts stuck at home.

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