Girl Scout cookies take over Lakeview High School

Girl Scout cookies take over Lakeview High School

Megan Messina, Staff Writer

  It is that time of year again when the famous girl scouts take on the world.Today there are 2.5 million Girl Scouts. Every year around 200 millions boxes of cookies are sold.

  There are twelve different kinds of Girl Scout cookies. The top three cookies in the world are Samoas, Tagalongs, and Thin Mints. Thin mints account for quarter of the sale, Samoas make up 19% of the sales, and Tagalongs came in at 13%. Girls all over the world sell them at grocery stores, malls and restaurants.

  “My all time favorite Girl Scout cookie is Tagalongs. It doesn’t get much better than chocolate and peanut butter in a cookie together,” said Owen Jarinski, ‘20.

  On the other hand, people like the other flavors that aren’t so popular.

  “My favorite kind of Girl Scout cookie is Trefoils, They are shortbread sugar cookies. I like them best because they’re plain. I buy at least 4 boxes a year,” stated Jordan Foster, ‘19.

  Lakeview senior Joslyn Pubrat, is a part of a Girl Scout troop. Pubrat goes around the school and sell cookies for $4 a box. All troops around the world each have a different reason on what they’re raising their money for.

  “My troops are selling cookies for us to raise money to go to Georgia to see where the first Girl Scouts ever lived and ran their troops,” stated Pubrat.

  According to the International Girl Scouts website, not only do buyers help the girls’ success, they are helping their local community. Majority of the proceeds is given to the local council of the Girl Scouts. It is up to them on where and how they spend the money. Usually, part of those proceeds are given to the community for new projects to be put in place.

  “My family and I also support the Girl Scouts. We buy cookies all the time when leaving our local grocery store or mall. My cousin used to be a Girl Scout, and I’d love hearing about the adventures and great success they always have with their cookie sales,” expressed Christine Layer, ‘19.

Support a local Girl Scout and buy a box of cookies. Buying just one box can cause great success for these girls.