Girl Scout Cookie Sales are on in Highland

The Highland County Girl Scouts are selling cookies! I met up with a few of the older girls from troop 447 during a sleepover and pizza making session to discuss favorite cookies and how funds from selling cookies are used throughout the year. 


To start, I asked the girls their favorite cookies. There wasn’t a consensus, except that they are all good.


Savannah Cabral, who is newer to troop 447, knew her Girl Scout cookies and didn’t hesitate:


“I like the Girl Scout Adventurfuls.”


This is a newer cookie to the lineup with a brownie bottom and carmel top.


Meckenzie Lambert likes an oldie but a goodie:


“The Samoas.”


Lambert also shared why the girls sell cookies:


“Well we go on little trips, like we went to DC or we went to Savannah.”


Savannah, Georgia is the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts. The girls learned all about Low and visited the birthplace in Savannah to receive a special pin. They also went on other adventures including staying on Tybee Island and attending an etiquette class. The Highland County troops also had a chance to visit Washington DC and take in a showing of the Broadway hit The Lion King, and there are plans to incorporate some international travel in the future. 


Adelaide Baxter shared an important hack that has to do with her favorite Girl Scout cookie, the thin mint.


“Today, I legit just made a Thin Mint milkshake before I came here. I just put them in there and let the blender do it’s thing.”


So mixed in or on their own, these cookies get praise.


Cookies are being sold by the three troops in Highland County until April 18th or as long as supplies last, so it’s time to go ahead and get your orders in! Booths will be set up for sales during Maple Festival, or you can fill out a form with a local girl scout now. 


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Brit Chambers

Brit Chambers is a resident of Highland County, Virginia and a news reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio. She loves living in a small town and relishes the outdoor adventures and community feeling that Highland has to offer. Brit has a background in journalism, marketing, and public relations and spends her free time reading good books, baking sourdough bread, and hiking with her family.

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