Girl Scout cookie booth sales begin

  • Girl Scouts Ella French, Seanna Leonard and Aislinn Masterson sell cookies at the Peterborough Community Center in 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 2/14/2020 10:23:54 AM
Modified: 2/14/2020 10:23:42 AM

Area Girl Scout troops are scheduling cookie booth sales for the coming month after cookie season officially kicked off in January.

In addition to crowd favorites like Thin Mints and Samoas, this year, the girls are selling a new variety of cookie called Lemon Ups, which feature messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs, such as “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator”.

“They're awesome,” Greenville Girl Scout Troop leader Heather Schoff said, “I don't even like lemon and this one's good.”

She said her troop will likely have a package open for sampling at their upcoming booth sales.

“We actually did really well for pre-orders,” Schoff said, even though the troop, which serves Daisy through Cadette scouts from Greenville and New Ipswich, shrank to 18 girls this year, from 28.

Cookie sales fund the troop’s badge activities, Schoff said. Recently, her Junior and Cadette girls worked on their junior detective badge.

“I made a crime scene, they all got CSI boxes and had to process the crime scene,” Schoff said. “We've really been having a lot of fun.”

Other women work with the Daisy and Brownie girls in the troop, Schoff said, and they come together as a troop every couple of months for a big group activity. Recently, all the girls worked on a dance badge.

“We scared them half to death by teaching the electric slide,” she said. In addition to badge activities, Schoff said the girls have expressed interest in taking a camping trip. 

Wilton/Lyndeborough Girl Scout leader Chrissy Morrissey said that her girls are busy planning an overnight to the Boston Museum of Science, as well as a trip to Roller Kingdom.

“The Daisies are working on their “3 Cheers for Animals!” Journey, learning how taking care of animals is just like taking care of themselves,” she said, and the Brownies are working on the “Quest” Journey, where they learn teamwork, cooperation, and ways to help their community.

“They have come up with the idea to donate to the animal hospital,” she said.  

Greenville Troop 10638 is scheduled to sell cookies at the Dunkin Donuts in Greenville on March 14 and March 28 from 9 a.m. to noon, and in the Schoolyard next to the New Ipswich Market on March 21 from 9 a.m. to noon.

On Feb. 22, the Wilton/Lyndeborough troop is scheduled to sell cookies at Market Basket in Milford from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Feb. 29, they will be at the Wilton Post Office from 9 a.m. to noon, and on March 7, they will sell at JoAnn Fabrics on Amherst Street in Nashua from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They’re still looking into selling on a couple Sundays at The House By The Side Of The Road, Morrissey said.

Peterborough Girl Scouts are scheduled to sell cookies outside Shaw’s and other local venues throughout March, troop leader Sarah Pope said.


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