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Cookies for a cause
Girl Scouts develop life skills through annual sale
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Buying Girl Scout cookies is more than just handing over money for a box of cookies. It’s about the skills a girl gains from interacting with customers and the fact she acquires skills that will last a lifetime.
Cookie sales are currently going on in the area, with girls manning booths for several weekends at area businesses, or selling to friends and family. Area cookie booth chairman Lana Whitlock  and cookie chair Debra Hutchins say today is the last day for booth cookie sales.
“Cookies have sold really well this year for all of our girls. My troop alone has sold more than 2,000 boxes,” said Whitlock. “After today, I suggest folks call their favorite Girl Scout or they can contact me to see what we have left.” Whitlock can be reached at 931-212-1828.
Girl Scout Troop 2910 member Cassidy Newby said, “My favorite part of the cookie-selling process is watching the customers smile when they get their cookies.” She and fellow troop member Adeline Travis were recently working for cookie customers at TSC, while other girls were selling at other locations.
The girls also earn badges through the cookie program. They learn essential skills, like financial literacy, innovation, and reap the rewards of setting a goal and seeing it through. Decision-making skills, money management, people skills and business ethics are also part of the process.
Yes, the girls and their troops benefit from the cookie program, but the consumer also benefits. We get to enjoy the tasty goodness of the various cookies. Thin Mints are the country’s top seller, as well as the local favorite.
Thin Mints’ popularity is followed closely with the popular Samoas, and the peanut butter flavored Tagalongs. Other varieties sold locally are Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Savannah Smiles, Dulce de Leche,  and Thank U Berry Munch.
The cookies are certainly delicious right out of the box. But if there are any leftovers, or you just feel like trying something different, below are some recipes featuring Girl Scout cookies.