Girl Scout cookie sales start

The cookies are coming.

Girls with big smiles and patched vests will be a common sight when Girl Scout cookie sales begin. Girl Scouts will once again offer their favorites: thin mints, samoa, tagalongs, do-si-do, shamrocks and the new Raspberry Rally cookies.

Girl Scout Cookies can only be purchased from Girl Scouts and only during cookie season.

For those not yet familiar with the local Girl Scout, a stall sale is planned at several locations in Hunt County, starting at IHOP, 7006 Wesley St. in Greenville, from 10:00 to 12:00 Saturday.

Additional displays were scheduled as of press time Wednesday at Rib Crib and Lowe’s Greenville stores, and at Ace Hardware in Commerce through Feb. 12.

According to the official cookie history from www.girlscouts.org, Girl Scout cookies have appeared in members’ kitchens and ovens. Biscuit sales as a way to fund troop activities began as early as 1917, five years after Juliet Gordon Lowe started the Girl Scouts in the United States. The Mistletoe Squad in Muskogee, Oklahoma baked cookies and sold them in their school cafeteria as a service project.

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