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Time to stock up on Girl Scout cookies

Nancy Oliver Hayden
Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune Among the Girl Scouts selling cookies through March 16 are Troop 174 members Finne Murphy, left, Emily Acker, troop leader Brenda Acker, Maeve Murphy and Brooke Rennison.

Girl Scouts will sell their traditional cookies at various locations throughout the South Shore each weekend through March 16. Look for them from 4 to 6 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Raley’s supermarkets at the “Y” and Stateline, Safeway supermarkets at Bijou and Round Hill, and Lira’s Market in Meyers. The cost is $3.50 per box.

According to Linda Albrecht, Girl Scout cookie sales director at the South Shore, the most popular cookies are Thin Mints. They are followed by Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Lemonades and Shortbread – the original Girl Scout cookie that first was sold in 1928. A new offering this year is Cinna-Spins, the first portion-control Girl Scout cookie. Each box contains five ready-to-grab-and-go 100-calorie packs full of crispy cinnamon swirls.

“All cookie program proceeds remain within the local Girl Scout troop and council,” said Jimmy Lai, director of marketing and communications for Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada. “The money allows troops to finance program goals and activities, such as field trips, camp outings and community service projects.

“Proceeds also help Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada recruit and train volunteers, maintain campgrounds and facilities, and support council-wide initiatives, such as career workshops, science/math/technology exploration and financial assistance.”

For more information about Girl Scouts and the cookie sale, call (800) 222-4506, ext. 255.

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