Re-filling the cookie jar

LIHUE — Margaret McLeod, a third-grade student at Elsie Wilcox Elementary School, sold 48 boxes of cookies, more than three times the amount she sold last year, and was turning in the monies raised by the sale on Friday.

“Being a Girl Scout is good,” said McLeod, a Girl Scout for three years with Girl Scout Troop 4353, the Wilcox After School Program. “We’re learning about the world through the ‘It’s Your Story — Tell It!’ program where we learn about Girl Scouts and their culture from around the world.”

Shereen Hoopii, the Girl Scouts membership and program service coordinator, said McLeod will be among the Scouts offering more cookies for sale at special booth sites starting today, the first day of spring break.

Hoopii said a shipment of 400 cases arrived Friday afternoon and will be going out for booth sales.

“After just one week of booth sales, most of the girls out there have less than 200 boxes available,” Hoopii said. “They’ll be coming here to restock their supplies for customers.”

Hoopii said Kauai is fortunate that cookies were available from the Honolulu office, and were delivered to her district office thanks to a donation from Young Brothers and Royal Hawaiian Movers.

Since spring break is starting, the Girl Scouts will be available to sell cookies at more sites, including the Kukui Grove Center food court area from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., starting today.

“This helps lunchtime diners have dessert of Girl Scout cookies after their meal,” Hoopii said.

Additionally, Birdie’s Cafe at the Kukuiolono Golf Course and Mark’s Place and Contemporary Flavors Catering will have special Girl Scout cookie promotions.

Thin Mints was the inspiration for Ron Horoshko of Birdie’s Cafe, who created a special Thin Mint Cream Pie.

“This pie delivers that smooth chocolate and unmistakable mint flavor in bite after bite of creamy goodness which is sure to please,” Horoshko said in an email. “This pie is available by the slice throughout the month of March, or as long as the cookies are available.”

Hoopii said during the Birdie’s Cafe promotion, the Girl Scouts will receive a dollar for each slice sold.

Mark’s Place and Contemporary Flavors Catering will also be offering a spring break promotion on Tuesday and Thursday.

During the promotion period, Girl Scouts will be selling cookies outside the Puhi eatery from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. Diners to Mark’s Place can enjoy a dessert creation inspired by the Girl Scout cookies Savannah and Tagalongs.

Hoopii said people looking for cookies are able to use the cookie finder app which is available at www.girlscouts.org to find booth sites.

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