LIHUE — The Girl Scout cookies are here.
Shereen Hoopii, Girl Scout membership and program services coordinator, accepted delivery of 24,731 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in seven different flavors, delivered by Royal Hawaiian Movers on Thursday at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.
This is an increase of about 10 percent over the 2014 amount, Hoopii said.
Girl Scouts began delivering orders last week. Cookies will also be sold at booth sites around the island starting Friday.
Cookie flavors include the Savannah Smiles, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, and new for this year, Rah-Rah Raisins.
“I like the zing the lemon gives,” said Teresa Caires, who was picking up orders for her daughter Kaytlen Akau. “Yes, Savannah Smiles is my favorite.”
Hoopii said people looking for booth sites are now able to use an app where they type in their zip code and the closest site will appear.
“This Cookie Finder app is new,” Hoopii said. “It makes cookie finding easy.”
Traditional booth sites include Ishihara Market in Waimea, Sueoka’s in Koloa, Wal-Mart, Kmart and Long’s at the Kukui Grove Center, and Big Save stores.
Hoopii said there are about 50 Girl Scouts serving in nine troops across the island.