5 Questions: Cookie sales more than a fundraiser for Roseville Girl Scout

By: Sydney Maynard Press Tribune intern
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It’s that time of year again. Those familiar with sweet treats wrapped in colorful boxes recognize February and March to be Girl Scout cookie season. Girl Scouts go door-to-door and camp out in front of grocery stores in an attempt to stop passers-by and sell their cookies. Those that sell a certain amount of cookies earn badges to put on their vests.

Here is a fact that many may not know: the Girl Scout cookie campaign does not just act as a fundraiser, it also teaches money management, goal setting, people skills and decision making.

The first Girl Scout troop of the United States was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia, meaning that this year is the 100th anniversary of American Girl Scouts.

The first Girl Scout cookies were sold in 1917 at 25 cents a dozen, compared to the $4 that boxes go for now. In celebration of the centennial anniversary, a new cookie titled Savannah Smiles made its debut this year. 

Alyssa Moore, 8, of Roseville is one such Girl Scout that is taking part in the 2012 cookie season. Moore started Scouts as a Daisy and worked her way up to become a Brownie, the second rank of Girl Scouts.

1. What’s your favorite thing about being in Girl Scouts?
All this different stuff like learning about Brownies and learning about plants (nature).
One time we went outside and figured out 100 plants. It was really fun.

2. What’s your favorite kind of Girl Scout cookie?

I like the Caramel Delights (also known as Samoas). I don’t really like coconut but there’s something in the cookie that tastes really good with coconut.

3. Where do you sell your cookies?
I usually go to my school first and ask all the teachers.

4. How many boxes have you sold this year?

I would say 50 or 60.

5. Do you have a goal on how many to sell?
I really want to sell 100.