Girl Scout cookie orders now being taken

Saturday, January 7, 2012
With cookie sales beginning on Saturday, it was time for a little taste test Friday night as Girl Scouts from the Northern Putnam County troops assembled at Greencastle Middle School to receive their cookie order sheets and selling information. Cadet Scout Angel Reed, 15, of Troop 302 hands out cups of milk for the tasting as Brownie Emma Bayless (left), 7, of Troop 2277 and Junior Scout Brittany Ricketts, 9, of Troop 2278 bite into a Thin Mint. Eight varieties of cookies are offered this year at $3.50 a box with distribution to commence Feb. 1.

Putnam County Girl Scouts will be taking orders for cookies beginning Saturday (today) and running through Saturday, Jan. 21.

Cookies are $3.50 a box again this year. Cookies ordered will arrive in Putnam County for distribution on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Anyone who doesn't know a Girl Scout may contact Northern Putnam County Service Unit Manager Katrina Asher at 522-1571 or to place an order.

Girl Scout cookies come in eight flavors, including a new variety, Savannah Smiles, a cool and crisp lemon wedge cookie, with lemon chips delivering tiny bursts of flavor. Savannah Smiles are a tribute to the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting, which began in Savannah, Ga.

Classic favorites will also be offered, including:

-- Do-Si-Dos, crisp and crunchy oatmeal cookies with creamy peanut butter filling.

-- Dulce de Leche, a sweet cookie with milk caramel chips and stripes.

-- Samoas, a vanilla cookie, covered with caramel on top and bottom, and rolled in toasted coconut, and striped with a rich chocolaty coating.

-- Tagalongs, a cookie topped with creamy peanut butter and covered with a chocolaty coating.

-- Thank U Berry Munch, made with cranberries providing a tartness in a cookie sweetened with creamy, white fudge chips.

-- Thin Mints, the ever-popular thin, wafer-covered cookies with a smooth chocolaty coating, made with natural peppermint.

-- Trefoils, a variety of shortbread cookies.

Customers who buy cookies from local Girl Scouts can be assured the proceeds will directly benefit Girl Scouts in their community.

A portion of each package of cookies sold goes to troops to fund activities such as trips, camps, hands-on activities and community service projects.

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