It’s Girl Scout cookie time. Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Samoas, and five other mouth-watering cookies are back as the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians launches its annual cookie program.
Melissa Morin, troop leader of Girl Scout Troop 2890, said the girls are now taking orders. The cookies will arrive Feb. 9.
With approximately 15 Girl Scout troops in Warren County, area residents are likely to see girls selling cookies outside Walmart, Foodland Plus and Kroger at booth sales which begin Feb. 10.
Morin said her troop consists of five fourth-graders who sold approximately 1,000 boxes of cookies last year and hope to exceed that goal for this year.
Troops have spent months preparing for the sale. The girls use their profits to fund educational activities, trips, community service projects, and more.
The iconic cookie boxes have been redesigned for the first time since 1999 to capture Girl Scouting’s role as the nation’s premier leadership experience for girls. Images of girls working together, traveling, and volunteering cover the new boxes.
Also new this year, all customers may purchase and donate cookies to members of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard from Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia through the “Building A Mountain of Hope” program.
All cookies remain $3.50 per box, the same as last year.
The eight types of cookies available are:
• Do-Si-Dos (peanut butter cookie with peanut butter filling)
• Dulce de Leche (made with milk caramel chips)
• Samoas (vanilla cookies covered with caramel on top and bottom then rolled in coconut and striped with chocolate)
• Savannah Smiles (lemon cookies named in honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting)
• Tagalongs (regular cookie with soft Peanut Butter and coated with chocolate)
• Thank U Berry Munch (a cookie made with premium cranberries and white fudge chips.)
• Thin Mints (thin chocolate-peppermint cookie coated in chocolate)
• Trefoils (a shortbread cookie)
A new website, IWantCookies.org, allows customers who don’t know a Girl Scout personally to reserve cookies in advance. IWantCookies.org will also be ready to accept cookie reservations Jan. 11.
For more information, call Morin at 931-224-8971, visit girlscoutcsa.org, or call 1-800-474-1912.