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    Girl Scout Cookies

    So, here I am.....first official day of girl scout cookie sales in central Texas. For the next six weeks.....most of my spare time will be consumed by this task. I truly miss quilting time, but it is so much fun seeing my daughter blossoming thru this process!!!

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    Oh, love those thin mints!

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    OH NO!

    I always get hit to buy about 20 boxes. Being a teacher- you can't play favorites.

    How expensive are they this year? Please pm me the answer.

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    Love those thin mints!!

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    I love the Thin Mints and also the ones with coconut on them...forget their name. I'm still "wearing" a few I'm sure.
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    My daughter was a scout for 11 years & I was the cookie mom for the troop. Can't really say that I miss that job, but I have many memories of cookies stacked up in the house! I still can't pass up a Girl Scout selling cookies or nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenR View Post
    OH NO!

    I always get hit to buy about 20 boxes. Being a teacher- you can't play favorites.

    How expensive are they this year? Please pm me the answer.
    Pm sent!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    I love the Thin Mints and also the ones with coconut on them...forget their name. I'm still "wearing" a few I'm sure.
    Here in central texas, they are Carmel Delights. Other areas, they are Samoas...depends on region and baker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiemay View Post
    My daughter was a scout for 11 years & I was the cookie mom for the troop. Can't really say that I miss that job, but I have many memories of cookies stacked up in the house! I still can't pass up a Girl Scout selling cookies or nuts.
    This is year 6 for us. Fun for first few weeks, but exhausting as the season winds down.

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    I've already ordered mine. I'm a teacher and made a "rule" many years ago to not buy things from kids at school. It's neverending otherwise. So if one comes to the house I'll buy from the first one. Tuesday one of my piano students came fresh from her scout meeting and I was her first customer. Done! (I'm the school music teacher and have 600 students! My school guitar class has 97. I teach piano to 23. Simply got to draw a line so ... there you are.) Thin mints, those chocolate covered peanut butter ones ... peanut butter sandwich ones ... yummy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanTx View Post
    I've already ordered mine. I'm a teacher and made a "rule" many years ago to not buy things from kids at school. It's neverending otherwise. So if one comes to the house I'll buy from the first one. Tuesday one of my piano students came fresh from her scout meeting and I was her first customer. Done! (I'm the school music teacher and have 600 students! My school guitar class has 97. I teach piano to 23. Simply got to draw a line so ... there you are.) Thin mints, those chocolate covered peanut butter ones ... peanut butter sandwich ones ... yummy!
    I have to be very firm with my kids and their friends about not thinking the stacks of boxes are not free for the taking!!!!!

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    I don't buy them anymore, too many moms at work who are selling them for their kids....I would go broke and would surely gain twenty pounds because I wouldn't share...lol
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    I was a Girl-scout back in the day. I love the cookies but the only "fundraising" benefit is for the cookie vendor. I dont think that parents should be peddling the cookies for the kids. Immediate friends and family are one thing but i hate getting hit up to buy from kids I dont have a connection with. I prefer to just donate a couple of bucks to the troop vs buying cookies. More $$ for the troop vs the cookie vendor. My bad???

    One of my friends would ask me to buy cookies and then expect me to drive the 30 minutes to pick them up. I never did. She never delivered them either....i guess she got stuck paying for them.
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    Karen R. They are $4.00 a box. My little friend (5 years old) hit me yesterday for 3 boxes. 1 for me,1 for DH and (oh yes she did this) 1 for her. Said I never have cookies when she comes over. So today I will be making her choc chip cookies, I felt bad.

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    I'm right there with you! I have two girls in Scouting, a Junior and a Senior and we are picking up our cookies tomorrow. Good luck! We will be eating, breathing and sleeping cookies for the next couple of weeks too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpbmommy1 View Post
    I'm right there with you! I have two girls in Scouting, a Junior and a Senior and we are picking up our cookies tomorrow. Good luck! We will be eating, breathing and sleeping cookies for the next couple of weeks too!
    Good luck to you guys as well.

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    Anyone remember when they were just .50 a box???? Way back.

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    Nope....but we get tons of buyers who say "When I was a girl scout....." they tell us stories and prices. I love it!

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    Ummmm-I sold them for 35 cents a box.
    Quote Originally Posted by starr511 View Post
    Anyone remember when they were just .50 a box???? Way back.

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    Love Girls Scout cookies !!and i remember when i was little my mom was our leader, and we had boxes and boxes stacked up in our house while waiting to get them to all the other Girls scouts .. this year they are $4.00 a box and you dont have to pre order , they will have the cookies on hand to sell

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    I only buy from my granddaughter. I order 3 boxes, minimum, the kind she and her brothers like, and then leave them at their house for them to eat.

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    I remember that, too. My mother was the cookie chairman and we had those stacks all over, too.And then we went out door to door to peddle them, by ourselves!!!! Not anymore.
    Quote Originally Posted by penski View Post
    Love Girls Scout cookies !!and i remember when i was little my mom was our leader, and we had boxes and boxes stacked up in our house while waiting to get them to all the other Girls scouts .. this year they are $4.00 a box and you dont have to pre order , they will have the cookies on hand to sell

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    Quote Originally Posted by KwiltyKahy View Post
    I remember that, too. My mother was the cookie chairman and we had those stacks all over, too.And then we went out door to door to peddle them, by ourselves!!!! Not anymore.
    Yep...never let my daughter sell door to door without me!

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    You have revived a memory I thought I had lost. Decades ago when I was a Girl Scout and my mother was our leader, she became the cookie leader(? whatever?) for the area/region/whatever. Our dining room was FILLED with cases of cookies. They took over the house. They were everywhere. My younger brothers were driven to distraction becuase the only cookies they were permitted to have were the few boxes my mother bought from my sister and me, while they knew they were surrounded by millions of cookies. The entire experience was a test of my mother's commitment to being a GS leader. I will never know exactly what she took away from the whole experience cause I never thought to ask her about it and she's gone now. But GS cookies have a special meaning for me to this day -- I just miss the old Burry Biscuit Company peanut butter oatmeal cookies of our youth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramma nancy View Post
    You have revived a memory I thought I had lost. Decades ago when I was a Girl Scout and my mother was our leader, she became the cookie leader(? whatever?) for the area/region/whatever. Our dining room was FILLED with cases of cookies. They took over the house. They were everywhere. My younger brothers were driven to distraction becuase the only cookies they were permitted to have were the few boxes my mother bought from my sister and me, while they knew they were surrounded by millions of cookies. The entire experience was a test of my mother's commitment to being a GS leader. I will never know exactly what she took away from the whole experience cause I never thought to ask her about it and she's gone now. But GS cookies have a special meaning for me to this day -- I just miss the old Burry Biscuit Company peanut butter oatmeal cookies of our youth.
    It is great to have wonderful memories. Like this. I hope Sarah remembers this years from now.....it is part of our "mommy & me" time. We love and look forward to this every year....even if it gets tough to maintain until it is done....six weeks is a chunk of time.

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