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Cookies are in!

From The Aiken Standard

The Girl Scout cookies are in

2/15/2010 9:48 PM

Staff writer

Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites and more have gone out to all corners of Aiken County, but don't be discouraged if you didn't pre-order because there are still plenty of chances left to get the sweet treats.

Aiken/Edgefield Service Area Product Manager Katie Miller's garage was filled with 758 cases of Girl Scout cookies Monday, totaling 9,096 boxes of cookies. Orders were separated and packed up to be delivered to those who pre-ordered their favorites.

Troop leaders were happy to have the Girl Scouts help them since schools were not in session because of President's Day.

Beginning Friday, Girl Scout troops will be present at area stores like Kroger, both Walmarts, Aiken Mall, the Bi-Los and Lowe's for the next four weekends to continue selling to the public.

This year's slate of cookies includes Thin Mints, Caramel deLites (also known as Samoas), Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lots and Daisy Go Rounds. Cookies sell for $3.50 per box.

Troop 5225 Girl Scout Marissa Lee e-mailed friends and family that it was cookie time. She racked up 190 boxes in pre-sales.

This was the first year the Girl Scout Council approved the use of Internet sales by Facebook, My-Space or e-mail.

Mina Krohn-Vernon, also from Troop 5225, said the key to a successful sale is to be friendly.

"I mention Cookies for Soldiers," said Abigail Miller of Troop 5140.

Those more interested in contributing to Scouting than in purchasing cookies can buy a box or more to be sent to U.S. troops serving overseas.

The local Girl Scout Council is collaborating on the Cookies for Soldiers project with the Columbia chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc.

The girls were divided on their own favorites but mentioned Thin Mints and Caramel deLites among them.

There is much more to Girl Scouts than the well-known cookies, the Scouts said. Much more, in fact.

"We learn about teamwork and respect," Krohn-Vernon said.

"It's brought us closer," Miller said. "We're all sisters, so we're never alone."




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