Well, that answer is yesterday when 1,093 cases arrived at the Syracuse Community Center for local troops to pick up and begin making their deliveries.
Shirley Cogar, troop organizer, said this year’s sales are “way down” from last year. Perhaps the economy is involved in the downturn but Cogar feels the big issue is less troops due to less volunteers willing to lead them.
“We have the girls out there, we just can’t find troop leaders,” Cogar explained.
Meigs County has around 100 Girl Scouts with only two troops in the Southern and two troops in the Eastern Local School Districts. The rest of the troops are spread throughout the county. There are 11 troops total and Cogar said there have been troop totals twice that size in the past.
As for this year’s cookie orders, the Thin Mints were the top sellers with the Samoas following a close second.
Tagalongs were also sold despite a nationwide scare involving peanut butter and salmonella. The peanut butter used in the Tagalongs was not affected by the recall so feel free to eat as many as you want when nobody’s looking.
The Girl Scouts of the USA released this official statement about the Tagalongs: “Neither licensed baker affiliated with Girl Scout cookies ABC Interbake and Little Brownie Bakers source their peanut butter from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter warning.
The Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. PCA does not supply peanut butter used in any variety of Girl Scout cookies.”
If you’re interested in becoming a troop leader or volunteer, call Cogar at 992-2668.