The nation’s favorite cookies are back! It is the Girl Scout Cookie Season. Your Girl Scouts in the LA region will be selling cookies for $5/box. Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs (Little Brownie Bakers names) are still in the bunch of the must-have cookies. Make sure you hit the grocery store or contact your favorite Girl Scout.
According to Abcsmartcookies.com, this is the Girl Scouts’ shining moment, besides the volunteer work. Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, started the cookie sale to show girls how to be self-reliant. In the beginning around the 1920-1930’s, girls would make their own cookies and sell them to make a profit. The Girl Scout cookies ended up being a success; they now sell around 200 million boxes of cookies each year!
Although the $5 may seem pricey to some people, the Girl Scouts are still extremely successful and the customers always come back. According to Girlscouts.org, “One hundred percent of the net revenue raised through the Girl Scout Cookie Program stays with the local council and troops”
Having been a Girl Scout for the last 13 years, I have not only had the accomplishment of selling cookies, but being a part of a troop has made me a more social being. While at the age of six, I was selling cookies to the strangers at the grocery store, I not only learned how to politely ask for money, but I also learned selling strategies, which was a lot easier back then. Being a Girl Scout now comes with a lot of people not understanding the point of us. Yes, I do still sell cookies as a senior in high school, but being a part of Legend, a senior troop based in the San Fernando Valley, I have learned the importance of being a role model along with helping the community.
Happy Cookie Season!