That’s the sound of Girl Scouts getting ready for their annual Girl Scout Cookie sales — and they will be selling nearly $49,000 worth of Tagalongs, Thin Mints and other favorites soon.
Meigs County Girl Scouts kicked off their 2010 sales campaign at an annual event held at the Meigs Elementary School last week. Not only did they have an opportunity to see the prizes they might win for their salesmanship; they also enjoyed some cookies and participated in other activities.Girls were able to make a cookie milkshake, a musical instrument, a puppet and a necklace, and learn some new Girl Scout cookie songs.
All age groups — adults included — enjoyed a cookie eating contest. Winners were: Morgan Hook and Grace Butcher, Daisy Troop 1106; Hannah Damewood, Brownie Troop 1061, and Katlin Fick, Brownie Troop 1217; Ashley Bateman Lee, Troop 1208, and Joyce Romines, Troop 1208, representing older Girl Scouts.
Little siblings winning the contest were MaKayla Bareswilt and Chloe Kunkel. Austin Little and Justin Deem were winners among the brothers attending, and Jerrena Ebersbach, and Amy Heldreth were winners in the adult competition.
Sales of the cookies should bring in around $8,388 in proceeds for local scout troops, according to Shirley Cogar, Big Bend Service Unit’s Sales Chairperson.
For those keeping track, the county scouts ordered 238 cases of Samoas, 237 cases of Tagalongs and 235 cases of Thin Mints, along with other cookies in the line.
So far, 25 girls earned the “Inspire by U” patch pin award for selling at least 200 boxes by Jan. 25.