It’s that time of year again and if you’re as excited as this reporter is, you’ll be lined up to purchase those Thin Mints when the Girl Scouts begin selling their famous cookies this weekend through Feb. 25.
The girls will be set up at the Stephenville Walmart every weekend selling Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Shorbread, Lemonades, Girl Scout S’mores, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich and Thanks-A-Lot for $4 a box.
“My goal is to sell 1,000 boxes of cookies,” said Stephenville High School junior and Troop 4130 member Victoria Saucedo. “Last year I sold 1,200 boxes.”
But for the girls, it’s not all about the cookies.
“We ask for donations for Meals on Wheels and then deliver those the week of spring break,” said Erath County Girl Scout product manager Jana Saucedo. “We’ve done that for 11 or 12 years now. Then we do the same thing for the soldiers at the (local) National Guard.”
Those who purchase a box of cookies will also notice a list of five things Girl Scouts learn from selling cookies: goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
“When you make a Girl Scout cookie purchase, you’re helping the next generation of girl entrepreneurs get an important taste of what it takes to be successful,” states the Girl Scout website. “Many alumnae tell us that their experience selling Girl Scout cookies was a critical first step on a path to success in their life and career.”
The proceeds will go toward the Girl Scouts’ community projects, trips, summer camp and awards.