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Girl Scout Cookie season is here

Photo courtesy: Vanessa Lee
The featured Girl Scout Cookies that are currently on sale this season.

It’s that time of year! Girl Scout cookies are officially in season and are starting to go on sale soon. They are more than a treat, they’re entrepreneurial building blocks for Girl Scouts to create a more equitable future for themselves and the world.

The proceeds from each purchase stay local and fund their ambitions, like camping trips and sleepovers at museums. This year, if each Girl Scout reaches 1,200 boxes sold, they will be rewarded with a trip to Disneyland.

Senior Vanessa Lee is a Girl Scout and is currently selling cookies.

“There are many ways to buy Girl Scout Cookies,” Lee said. “For example, people can buy cookies by ordering from a Girl Scout or buying from a cookie booth.”

The cookies are currently being sold by all Girl Scouts. Lee says the easiest way to buy a box is through a Girl Scout you know, but you could also order online using the Digital Cookie. There are 12 flavors; the most popular are Thin Mints and Samoas. Thin Mints are thin chocolate cookies dipped into a mint chocolate coating and Samoas are crisp cookies with caramel, coconut, and chocolate stripes.

Girl Scouts have been selling cookies since the 1910s. The cookies were originally home-baked by the members with moms volunteering as advisers. Every sale helps support the Girl Scouts and their activities. There are many RCHS Girl Scouts currently selling cookies. Ask around and you will find one to buy from!

“We get rewards for selling cookies, but also we earn $1 per box sold for our troop to go on trips and complete projects for the community,” Lee said.

The proceeds of cookies also stay local. They can support local councils and troops. Each Girl Scout learns independence from selling cookies.

“I have become very confident in speaking with other people and being more organized and efficient in completing projects,” Lee said.

Lee has sold 400 boxes of cookies so far and plans on selling 1,200 by the end of the season in March.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. As Girl Scouts sell their cookies, they gain five skills such as building their business smarts, earning money for activities of their choice, and preparing for their adventures.

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Shareen Siddiqui
Shareen Siddiqui, Editor-in-Chief
Shareen Siddiqui is a senior at Rancho Cucamonga High School, and this is her second year in journalism. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, The Cat’s Eye. Her favorite thing about journalism is creatively writing stories and reporting on exciting events that occur on campus. Siddiqui is also a varsity cheerleader and a Link Crew leader at RCHS. Her favorite song is “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls, but she also enjoys listening to Taylor Swift and Paramore. When she is not working on the school paper, Siddiqui enjoys shopping and baking cookies. 

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