Girl Scout cookies are in

By Faith Bemiss

February 16, 2014

Thousands of cookies arrived last Thursday to the door step of Charlotte Scholl, in fact 18,000 boxes to be exact, but it wasn’t a glitch, she is the cookie station manager for the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland and her cookie cupboard is open 24 hours a day.

By Friday all those cookies were spoken for and a shipment of another 140 cases or 1,680 boxes were on their way. Scholl said the girls are doing great with cookie sales.

“I think because of the snow and ice, people waited for the cookie booths, and the cookie booths are doing very well.” she said. “I’m very proud of those girls!”

As busy as bees on Saturday, Troops 70238 and 71027 sat up from 9 to 11 a.m. at Warehouse Tire and Muffler and at K-Mart from noon to 2 p.m., Troop 30199 was at J.C. Penney from 1 to 4 p.m. and Troop 30104 sat up at Dairy Queen from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sunday Smithton Troop 30752 sold cookies at the Sedalia Walmart.

This coming week, Troop 71027 will be at Woods Supermarket from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday Troop 30290 will sell at Bings Grocery Store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Susan Anson, troop leader for Brownie Troop 70238 and Junior Girl Scout Troop 71027 said the girls had 27 cases of cookies to sell on Saturday, at both Warehouse Tire and at K-Mart.

Helping out at the cookie booth were Brownie, Tayadora Villalobos, 8, and Junior Girl Scout, Karmen Davis.

By taking orders before delivery, Villalobos had already sold 80 to 90 boxes, and Davis 75. Cookie booth sells are a collaborative effort.

“With the girls, what we do at the cookie booth, we divide those (sales) up and put them on their sheets,” Anson said.

There are eight different types of cookies selling for $4 each, the usual standards such as Peanut Butter Sandwich and Thin Mints are available, plus one new arrival this year.

“We have Cranberry Citrus Crisp,” said Davis. “It’s like a breakfast cookie.”

“My mom and dad bought some and they think they are delicious,” added Villalobos.

Davis said the best selling cookie is Thin Mints and that packaging for all the cookies is earth-friendly.

“These kind of packages are maded from recycled materials,” Davis added.

Girl Scouts, Sarah Adams, Trinity Engles, Alexis Sheperd, and Sara Mayes from Troop 30104, brought 22 cases of cookies and met at Dairy Queen with co-leader Amy Elvers, on Saturday.

“The troop sold 122 cases in pre-sales, that’s the exact amount that we sold last year,” said Elvers.

The cookie season runs for the next three weeks, and depending on the weather it may be extended Elvers added.

She also said that for those who like to buy several boxes at a time, the cookies freeze well.

“In fact we just pulled our last box out of the freezer in December.”

Scholl who distributes the cookies to three counties, Pettis, Saline and Benton, has stocked her shelves.

“I have an extra 280 cases, and they can buy them by the box or by the case,” she said.

To purchase cookies or to locate the schedule of the cookie booths call Scholl at 660-827-5851.