It’s Girl Scout cookie time in East Tennessee. When that girl comes to your door, please be nice. You don’t have to buy the cookies, just don’t be rude and hateful. You would not believe the awful things that people will say to Girl Scouts trying to sell cookies. You’re on a diet and have no need for the cookies? Most troops are also collecting boxes of cookies for community organizations. Just order the boxes you want to donate and pay for them in February. The Girl Scout troop will deliver the cookies to a needy place. Our troop is collecting cookies for Ronald McDonald House. Our troop is older girls and this usually elicits some negative comments from people who think scouting is only for cute little Brownies. Older girls need friends too. Teens who are active in organized activities are healthier, happier and safer. Think of it as what girls do before sororities. The cost of the cookies is the main complaint the girls hear. No, they are not a bargain. They are a fundraiser. That money pays for council staff, the camp’s maintenance and scout activities. Last year our troop used their cookie profits to have a sleepover at the Knoxville Zoo. It was fun, educational and something that most of us would never have done if it weren’t for Girl Scouts and the cookie sale. The next time a Girl Scout asks you if you want to buy some cookies, ask her what her troop is going to do with their profits.

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  1. As a person who is single, I know that at church I am a good potential target for young ‘uns sellin’ stuff. I had to make a rule that I’d only buy coupon books and Girl Scout cookies or else I’d be livin’ on the street.

  2. Do the state do their cookie sales at different times?? I have missed the sales for the last like 3 years and am really craving some girlscout cookies….wonder when California’s are going on sale!! Could really use a box of pb patties right now… lol or oh man the shortbread ones…mmmmm

  3. Every council sells at a different time. Ours are January-March because we can’t sell during any United Way campaigns. If you look up Girl Scouts in your local phone book, your local council can tell you the dates of your sale. Our cookies come from Little Brownie Bakers. This link has the types of cookies and cookie recipes: Little Brownie Bakers

  4. Everywhere we’ve ever lived, it seems like cookie time was always not long after Christmas. Maybe we need to ask United Way to change their campaign dates! 🙂

  5. Is there a reason this is cookie season? I wonder why they couldn’t sell them in the late fall so we could have them for Christmas… Nothing like a Thin Mint at Christmastime!

  6. My boss’s duaghter is selling cookies right now, but we’ll order ours from Sarah … just let us know when you need our order.

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