Girl Scout Cookies: Police warn against 'highly addictive' substances coming to town

Girl Scout Cookies: Police warn against 'highly addictive' substances coming to town

Andrew Cummings
January 13, 2018

After last year's 100th anniversary of cookie sales, troops across Nebraska will kick off this season with the return of Girl Scout S'mores.

Also in partnership with Baxter Toyota La Vista, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska will once again be giving away a new vehicle as part of a contest.

While cookie-giving programs vary by each Girls Scouts of the United States of America council, many offer the option to donate cookies to local organizations.

The Girls Scouts of Central Indiana Council, which has 26,000 members, offers Operation Cookie Drop, which donates cookies to local veterans' hospitals and homes, National Guard Armories and military bases.

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama recently announced details for its 2018 cookie season. "These substances go by the street names of Carmel deLites, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Thanks-A-Lot, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread and S'mores".

It's that time of year, again. Peterson says their goal with this contest is to engage the public with the Cookie Program.

Girl Scout Cookies have been an American tradition since the first cookies were sold in Oklahoma in 1917.

In true Girl Scout style, the girls initiate the cookie sale, whether online, via email, or in person at the cookie booth with their Digital Cookie mobile app. "They use it to fund their activities". The contest runs from February 2 to March 9.

The selling season, which runs January 13 through March 4, will bring cookie lovers classic flavors like Thin Mints, Samoas and Do-Si-Dos, as well as the return of the S'mores cookie, which was introduced a year ago.

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