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Girl Scouts kick off cookie sales

January 16, 2013 by

Part of the learning exercise teaching Girl Scouts how to sell their cookies, and by far the most popular, was the taste test. They were able to try each flavor of cookie and say what they thought.

Part of the learning exercise teaching Girl Scouts how to sell their cookies, and by far the most popular, was the taste test. They were able to try each flavor of cookie and say what they thought.

Getting ready for the hungry onslaught that will surely follow in their adorable wake, the young Daisies, Brownies and Girl Scouts met in the library of Fremont Elementary school on Thursday, Jan. 10 to kick off the annual selling of their cherished cookies. With beginning to officially circulate their order forms on Saturday, Jan. 12, the girls listened intently on the best and safest way to earn their patches.

Leading them through the act of selling, the prizes they could earn as well as a tasting of course, Lakeview Girl Scout Coordinator Amy Jo Krommes also had different groups of the little saleswomen instruct the younger members in the fine craft of going door to door.

Dorene Giblin, the resident cookie chairperson, got the girls excited about the prospect of selling as high numbers as possible. In 2012 with 31 active girls taking part, they sold 3,732 boxes of cookies. In 2011, they sold 3,912, although she admitted that was because of the Ruby Pipeline workers. In light of their reduced numbers this year, they only have 21 girls selling, Giblin helped them set their goal to sell at around 3,700 boxes.

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