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A Word About Girl Scout Cookies

January 15th, 2008

(If you’re looking for my Thursday Thirteen, check here. I hijacked my husband’s blog.)

And last, but not least… We are selling Girl Scout Cookies this year. Because we are now Girl Scouts. Who knew we’d go to church and (later, and this has nothing to do with church at all) become Girl Scouts? I’m pretty certain that no one saw that one coming.

One minor trifle: Who knew they wanted you to commit to selling 3,000 boxes per Girl Scout? That, to me, spells “unreasonable.” We’ll be able to sell, mebbe, twelve or fourteen boxes? Tops. And those will be to ourselves, most likely, given my cooky addiction.

What kinds of cookies are on offer this year? Lemon Chalet Cremes! (New!), Trefoils (shortbread), Do-Si-Do’s (peanut-buttery), Samoas (not “Samoans.” Gooey coconut! Chocolate!), All Abouts (Celebrating Girl Scouting! These are my favorites. Shortbread and chocolate), Sugar Free Chocolate Chip (the name says it all), Tagalongs (not “Tagalogs” heh heh heh. Wildly Popular!), Thin Mints (Extra Thin, Extra Minty! I take it back — these are my favorites). What about you? I am tempted to load up those USPS boxes, you know the ones? You can pack those suckers full of Girl Scout cookies and mail them out for what, ten bucks apiece?

I do not have that kind of money to throw around, except in my imagination. So you’ll have to find a Girl Scout, if possible, wherever you are. (Nan, any Girl Scouts in Trinidad?)

The following cookies do not exist, except in Zip’s imagination:

1) Chocolate Mint
2) Lemonades
3) Caramel delites
4) Cinna-spins

(What did this make, nine posts today?)



ps you have NO idea how loudly the kids have been protesting in the background, the entire time I’ve been posting here. It had to be done. On a bright note — this week’s homework is now finished. “Webkinz, now?” Yes.


  1. Steve says

    I noticed some mistakes in your post. There is only one kind of Girl Scout Cookie. One. Got it?

    Thin Mints.




    All those other cookies you listed might be good, but they are not Girl Scout Cookies. Am I clear?

    Thin Mints.

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  2. Qanzas says

    Um, sorry. Steve’s wrong. I don’t even know what these Thin Mints are, but they are NOT Girl Scout Cookies.

    Girl Scout Cookies are Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies. When I was l’il, they were called Savannahs. I don’t know why they changed the name to one so boring, but they still taste great.

    And they should, since they’re the only Girl Scout cookie.

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  3. Pamela says

    3000 per scout? When I was pushing cookies, I won some sort of prize for selling 200 boxes. Of course this was 30 years ago.

    I agree with Steve. Thin Mints all the way. I’ll buy some!

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  4. WackyMommy says

    I was thinking 200 sounded like, you know, an admirable goal. Then I see 1,000 at the top of the form. One thousand! That is not going to happen here.

    January 16th, 2008 | #

  5. Lelo says

    I’m with Steve. Thin frickin’ mints. In the freezer. Or they should be. I’ll be happy to take a few for the team. Put me down for 3 boxes. Only 2,997 to go!

    January 16th, 2008 | #

  6. melissa lion says

    You know what I miss? Scot-tees. Those were the shortbread cookies, but they had really hard sugar bits sprinkled on top. So good.

    I’d like some boxes too. Where do I pay?

    January 16th, 2008 | #

  7. Zipdodah says

    WM… I believe the “sugar plum fairies” dancing in my head were messing with me due to the fact I didn’t “feed” them too well this X-mas season, so they came up with the “revised” list of cookies.
    Seriously, the SAMOAS are the best, especially with a pint of lager. No lie. You gotta try it.
    ps WM…you’ll get the “real” list soon as I clear my head.

    January 16th, 2008 | #

  8. vespabelle says

    I will by cookies from you if my neighbor is not selling them this year.

    I must warn people not to get the All Abouts. They are nasty with faux-chocolate. I almost agree with Steve that you might well not bother with anything but the Thin Mints, but I also love trefoils (so yummy with tea) and the Samoas (which my husband thinks are called “yum-yums.”)

    January 16th, 2008 | #

  9. Vixen says

    My kids all like those “other” cookies, the Samoas. I (a real Girl Scout, Girl Scout Cookie Momster and Girl Scout Leader for 3 years) can officially tell you Steve is right. There is only one Girl Scout Cookie. And it is the
    Best stored in the freezer as noted above, if you don’t eat them all first.

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  10. WackyMommy says

    vespabelle, i love the All Abouts with a cup of peppermint tea. Do not ask me to explain myself because I cannot. I adore them. If you want to order any, send me an e.

    Lelo, Melissa Lion, you’re on my list. My cooky list!

    Zip would like everyone to know she is not crazeee! http://www.mgsc.org/Default.aspx?tabid=108

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  11. MamaToo says

    May I please, please please help with that (truly unrealistic) goal?! I have moved far away from my girl scout neighbor and I can’t imagine making it through the rainy season without a box of thin mints. :)

    Also, you’re linked on my site, just an fyi, because your question has spurred much discussion in our home.


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  12. WackyMommy says

    Woo-hoooooooooooooo! We’ll make it to 3,000 yet. Cookies will be delivered by a rowdy little Girl Scout the week of Feb. 24th. Now, remember how I *thought* I was *joking* about 3,000??? I just looked at flipside of order form again. Prizes! They’ve got prizes! One-week theater day camp… if you sell a mere 1,000-1,499 boxes. Not that motivated? How about a star plush pillow radio & fleece blanket OR a Girl Scout Day Camp… you can score one of those for a mere 725-999 boxes. The iPod Nano? (Or equivalent?) (Kids, in unison: “There is no equivalent! Give us the Nano, jerks!”) Yes, if you sell 2,000-plus boxes, that Nano is all yours.

    Sheesh. And I thought I was doing good (at my daughter’s age) when I sold fifty boxes of Campfire Girl candy.

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  13. feefifoto says

    I read an article in the New York Times last year about seriously entrepreneurial Girl Scouts who sold thousands of boxes, so this year my daughter is borrowing one of their ideas. She’s approaching car dealerships asking them to buy cases of cookies to give out to people who take a test drive. Not that her troop needs the money, but I’m hoping they’ll donate some of it to a troop that does need it.

    January 16th, 2008 | #

  14. BlackFriend says

    you know you’re not suppsed to solicit sales for GS cookies online, right? At least, that was the rules when A was selling.

    I sold some on hipMama before the rule change.

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  15. nan says

    ….. ? ? Ummmm…. Can I buy a VOWEL, please?

    I have a feeling there are no girl scouts in Trinidad. When I was little, my friend was one, her aunt was one of those expats who made sure that you could do that kind of stuff. But I think they fell by the wayside? I will ask her.

    January 16th, 2008 | #

  16. ang says

    when will the girl scouts make gluten free cookies? I’m waiting for it!

    January 16th, 2008 | #

  17. ang says

    BTW, Thin mints all the way…when I could eat cookies!

    January 16th, 2008 | #

  18. WackyMommy says

    that’s brilliant.

    Who’s soliciting? If someone wants to send me an e-mail because they are my CLOSE PERSONAL BEST FRIEND FOREVER and ORDER TWENTY BOXES then that person should be my guest. A-hem. Please don’t do an intervention on me.

    They’ve got sugar-free, but no gluten-free. I will suggest, cuz that’s a great idea.

    ps here’s a Testimonial of How I Was Comforted by Girl Scout Cookies:

    January 16th, 2008 | #

  19. Jenny McB says

    The low fat brownie cookie things from last year are the nastiest excuses for cookies ever!! But those thin mints are oh my God freaking addicting. I loved it when my kids try to accuse each other of eating the whole box, when it’s really me. I am a sucker for buying cookies from any girl scout, it’s a shame that some businesses won’t allow “soliciting”, my mom used to sell for me at the phone company!
    Happy selling!

    January 16th, 2008 | #

  20. Vixen says

    It is a good thing you are my “CLOSE PERSONAL BEST FRIEND FOREVER” because out here in the country I can’t find a GS to save me from a fire…..will be sending an email shortly. Because you are my CPBFF, not because of a silly post on a silly blog.

    January 16th, 2008 | #

  21. ash says

    MMMMM! Carmel delites! Holy shit, I love those things!

    January 17th, 2008 | #

  22. edj says

    You did put me down for a box of thin mints, right? I’m treating you and the neighbour girls equally. Ilsa did GS in Maur-freakin-tania last year, but no cookies. I didn’t see the point, to be honest. It was all about leadership and kindness and power to the girls, and they collected trash and helped create a national library, but without cookies it was all sort of meaningless, at least in my opinion.
    The fun part was the camp out on the dunes with the boy scouts. There was a war. I feel the girls won, although the boys feel they won. Also, our tent was infested with teeny tiny red beetles. Augh–I need to go write my own post. Sorry. Just ramblin’ on in your comments. Like Hockey God’s commentors. commenters? is this not a word?

    January 18th, 2008 | #

  23. Linda R. Moore says

    Mint Thins all the way.

    January 26th, 2008 | #

  24. Emily says

    I am a girl scout and i have sold 200 boxes so far is that good??????????????? my friends in my troop only sell about 10 am i avrage seller or above avrage??????????

    January 28th, 2008 | #

  25. WackyMommy says

    Emily, you are way above average. Excellent work.

    January 28th, 2008 | #

  26. Janice says

    All our GS cookies have different names! Ours are no longer called Samoas…they’re “Caramel DeLites”. The Tagalongs are called Peanut Butter Patties. Trefoils are just Shortbread. The shortbread dipped in chocolate are called “Thanks a Lot.” We also have shortbread with lemon icing (Lemonades). Gauchos are Peanut Butter Sandwiches. The only common one anymore is the Thin Mint. And new for us this year are Cinnaspins made in 100 calorie packs. No sugar-free, lowfat, or cremes. I wonder why the different names for different locations? Or why they don’t introduce the same new varieties for everyone? From a GS mom in NJ…

    January 29th, 2008 | #

  27. WackyMommy says

    I like those names better, they sound more stylish.

    January 29th, 2008 | #

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