PUHI — Girl Scout Cookies are coming, and young Girl Scouts got excited during the Girl Scout Cookie Rally Saturday at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School.
“The orders are already placed,” said Joni Gokan, a Girl Scout leader. “The cookies arrive here Feb. 21, and booth sales start Feb. 22 at locations throughout the island.”
Girl Scout Cookies flavors include Toffee-tastic, Girl Scout S’mores, Samoas, Do-si-dos, Savannah Smiles, Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Trefoils — the Thin Mints and Samoas getting the nod as the most popular by the ranks of Girl Scout “testers” who went through the different stations preparing the young sellers for the market opening.
“There are no new flavors this year,” said Cheryl Stigilmeier, who handled the money management station that offered the young entrepreneurs lessons in financial literacy. “There should be new flavors for next year.”
With a theme of “Go for Bold!” the young entrepreneurs learned about goal-setting, people skills, safety, the gift of caring and, of course, product knowledge.
“Do you know how many boxes Girl Scout Sadie Stigilmeier wants to sell?” said Teresa Caires Nero, leader of Girl Scout Troop 823 of Lihue. “One thousand boxes! We got to start working on our booth. This year we’ll probably have a safari theme.”
The Girl Scout Cookie sale period starts with booth sales Feb. 22 and extends through March 31 or while supplies last. Shoppers are encouraged to shop early because as the different flavors run out, they won’t be available until next year.
Angela Hoover, the Kauai Girl Scout coordinator, said there are about 175 girls in grades kindergarten through 12 on Kauai. These girls are spread out among 17 Girl Scout troops located from Hanalei to Eleele.
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