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Cookie sale is underway


Girl Scout Cookie time is here again.

Local Girl Scouts will be taking cookie orders through Wednesday, March 18, and this year will bring back the “Cookie Walkabout” as a way to connect with community members.

“Girls will go door-to-door with wagonloads of cookies in East Tennessee neighborhoods March 7 and 14,” said Sarah Callahan, Girl Scouts of Tanasi director of communications.

“We know people are eager to see and meet their Girl Scout neighbors,” added Tanasi Council CEO Lucille Griffo. “We invite people to take a break from their regular Saturday chores to meet Girl Scouts on the front porch.”


In addition to tried and true favorites such as Thin Mints and Samoas, Scouts will offer a new cookie flavor this year, Dulce de Leche cookies.

“[They] are a sweet treat full of milk caramel chips and strips,” Callahan said.

“The cookie is inspired by classic Latin American confections.”

During last year’s sale 442 Farragut Girl Scouts sold a total of 51,840 boxes of cookies.

“That’s an average of 117 boxes per girl,” Callahan said.

“Funds from the program benefit the troops — allowing then to do things they might not otherwise afford, from taking field trips to completing community service projects.

“Most importantly, the Cookie Program helps Girl Scouts become strong and resourceful. They learn basic business skills, the value of hard work and the rewards of reaching a goal.

“It is also a precious time for girls to have fun and develop lifelong friendships,” she added.

Funds generated by East Tennessee Girl Scouts stay in East Tennessee, benefiting local Girl Scouts.

The Cookie Program began in 1917 when Girl Scouts made and sold homemade cookies to raise funds for their troops.

“Since then, cookies have become an American icon,” Callahan said.

For more information about the Cookie Program and the walkabout, call Girl Scouts of Tanasi Council at 865-688-9440.

 

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