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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies! It's that time of the year, did you order and take delivery? Did you see the kids at the grocery store with cookies on a cardboard table? It's very different now. Did you even buy from a Girl Scout? Or, did Mom or Dad bring an order form to work? Seems now days many projects that were once kid oriented are now being done by adults. Why? Do we not let kids do as much as our parents let us do? I do think that's part of it. Do we try to control too much? What is the difference. When we were kids you went door to door in your neighborhood, you knew your neighbors and it was safe..........or at least we all felt like it was. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, school fundraisers were done on a much smaller scale. There were no competitions to see who could get the biggest order, you didn't go beyond your neighborhood, and Mom and Dad certainly didn't sell them for you.

Times, they do seem different. The selection of the cookies is greater; but I don't think they're as good as they used to be? What do you think? How many boxes did you order? Above are our 4.

Thin mints are Hubby's favorite. My favorite are the peanut butter on the far right. Though the first box I ate were the peanut butter and chocolate ones in the red box, 2nd from the left.

I wasn't a Girl Scout, were you? I was a Brownie and never went beyond that, once we moved there wasn't a group in my school. I never went to Girl Scout activities, nor did our daughter. She was however a camp counselor one summer in Connecticut at a Girl Scout Camp. Tough summer job. You work 24 x 7, sleep in a tent, a floorless one at that. She kept busy checking the girls for ticks etc. lol.

8 comments:

  1. I was not a Girl Scout, but my daughter was. She enjoyed the campouts and such. She worked on many badges. We bought many a GS cookie. I haven't bought any in years though. I think part of the reason parents help out now in this regard is because it is no longer safe for kids to walk the streets trying to sell cookies. At one time, it was. I was never that concerned with contests, though if a kid comes to my door selling I will at least look at what he has. Generally, it's a relative.

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  2. I didn't think I would get any cookies this year. But I got lucky and saw them outside of a Wal Mart. I bought 4 boxes. Two thin mint, 1 lemon something, and one peanut butter something. I don't know about the other cookies but the thin mints a divine.

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  3. Hi Sandy,

    I was a Brownie, Girl Scout and a Girl Scout leader.

    The cookies are not nearly as good as they used to be.
    I haven't bought any for years.

    Drop me an email... seems all the mail I have been sending you is not getting to you.

    BrendaLea
    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

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  4. Like you Sandie, if a child comes to the door (and it doesn't happen often) I do look and generally get something for their efforts. Sad isn't it, that it's not as safe as before.

    2cats, sorry I didn't see the lemon somethings, I love lemon stuff. They must be new?

    Brenda sent you email, hope you get it. Nice that you were that involved with the Scouts, they do lots of good things for kids.

    Sandy

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  5. HI SANDY,
    MY TWIN GRANDDAUGHTERS MATTIE AND MAKAYLA ARE BROWNIES. MY DAUGHTER JACKIE, THEIR MOM, DECIDED TO HELP WITH THE COOKIES'S THIS YEAR. ALL THE COOKIES THAT EACH BROWNIE WANTED TO SELL WERE ORDERED AND AFTER 12 GIRLS PUT IN THEIR ORDERS JACKIE HAD TO PICK UP ALL THE COOKIES, AND BRING THEM HOME. WE WERE WALL TO WALL COOKIES. SOME PARENTS BOUGHT THEM BY THE CASE, WELL TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, ALL THE COOKIES WERE PICKED UP BY EACH BROWNIE, AND SOLD, AND THE MONEY WAS COUNTED AND IT ALL PROVED OUT. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT NEXT YEAR. HA HA!!!! I LOVE THE LEMONADE COOKIES, THEY ARE A SHORTBREAD, AND THEY ARE GOOD WITH A HOT CUP OF TEA. OUT HERE IN NJ A BOX OF COOKIES COST $3.50, I REMEMBER WHEN THEY WERE 50 CENTS A BOX AND THEY TASTED BETTER. WELL, TAKE CARE, RIZZI

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  6. I was a girl scout...for a minute. Imagine that!

    I LOVE girl scout cookies...especially the ones with the carmel and coconut on top. Luckily, I didn't see one girl scout this year. I always buy way to many boxes and eat way too many cookies...

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  7. I was a Girl Scout Troop Leader, Neighborhood Director and Day Camp Director. I made up for not being allowed to join as a kid!

    We always encouraged the girls to sell the cookies. Nowadays, some girls never touch the cookies!

    I haven't bought any in the last couple of years.

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