Girl Scouts begin selling famous cookies Featured

How can one keep their New Year's resolution of losing weight when it's the official season for Girl Scout cookies?
Between now and late March, Cleveland and Bolivar County Girl Scout troops will be selling cookies, ranging in price from $4 to $5.
Karla Bristlin, service unit manager for the Girl Scouts in Bolivar County, said her girls are overly excited this year.
"My Cadets have a goal to sell 416 boxes per girl this year.”
Bristlin said there are four troops in Cleveland.
She said if the girls raise enough money through cookie sales this year, they will to travel to Space Camp in Huntsville, AL.
The cookies may be bought in person and online at
Bristlin said if someone places an order online, cookies would come as soon as the next week.
The pre-orders for cookies began Jan. 6 and will end Jan. 26.
Beginning in February, Bristlin's troops will be setting up cookie booths outside several businesses.
Girl Scout cookies originated in the 1900s when a woman by the name of Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in Savannah, GA.
Low and her troop baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a community service project.
For 101 years now, Girl Scouts have been selling their famous cookies.
According to the Girl Scouts website, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is one of the largest entrepreneurial program for girls in the world and it is powering the next century of girl entrepreneurs toward greatness.
The website also said more than one million girls sell cookies every year and the sales bring in around $800 million over the course of the season.
There are eight varieties of cookies being sold this year: Somoas, Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles, Toffe-tastic and Girl Scout S'mores.
Bristlin said, "This was a pre-warning to us, but this is the last year for the Savannah Smiles. It will be replaced by another lemony flavor.
"So if you love Savannah Smiles, better stock up this year."
Bristlin said she is not sure what this year's cookie sale goal is but hopes to sell a lot more cookies this year than last year.
"I just hope we sell like crazy," said Bristlin.


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