Julie Sexton’s favorite?
“Thin Mints, by far.”
Girl Scout cookies go on sale Feb. 2, and about 600 girls from the Woodbury area will soon be going door to door, setting up booths, and learning business and interpersonal skills, said Sexton, Woodbury Service Unit cookie manager.
“What I really like about the Girl Scout cookie program is it teaches girls responsibility and accountability for themselves as well as for the troop,” she said. “For example, my troop of Juniors (currently in fifth grade) determined their own goals, the troop goal, and the reward for hitting the troop goal each year. I am proud to say they have worked hard and have reached their goal every year.”
After introducing a new lemon cookie (Savannah Smiles) last year for the organization’s 100th anniversary, there’s nothing new on the menu this year, Sexton said. The cost of a box of cookies goes up from $3.50 to $4 this year; it’s the first price increase in nine years.
Woodbury is part of the River Valleys Girl Scout Council, which ranks No. 1 in cookie sales though it’s eighth in membership, Sexton said.
“Next time you are out running errands and see a cookie booth, remember it isn’t only about the cookies… it is about what the girls are learning from the cookie program,” she said.
Cookie sales are the organization’s primary funding mechanism, and Girl Scouts can earn incentives—anywhere from a patch for 12 boxes sold to a laptop for 2,000, Sexton said.
The Woodbury Service Unit is always looking for new members. For more information, visit its website.
Where to buy cookies
People can use the Cookie Locator website to find out where they will be sold. Cookies sales end March 17.