Girl Scout Cookies Came Today

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Posted: 19 Feb 2013, 13:10
No problem on the 'eating' front - never have been a fan ((sorry GSA's everywhere!)) I just buy them because that's what we do, we buy the cookies. Then I spend the next few months giving them away ((as I usually order 1/2 a dozen of each variety)). I consider them the 'spring' version of the FFA fruitcakes sold at Christmas: buy & regift.

What I DON'T like is the fact that the 'Dad' always comes by selling them and the 'Mom' always drops them off.

It's been 10 years since I actually saw a real GIRL SCOUT.

Do they actually exist? Or is this just a scheme??

I'm putting my foot down next year. At $4 a box... I wanna see the sash. Prove to me there is a real scout behind the thin mints!

I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.

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Posted: 19 Feb 2013, 13:12
I suggest you investigate donating the money directly to the Girl Scouts. The fact is they only get a tiny percent of the money which is spent on cookies.

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Posted: 19 Feb 2013, 16:46
Haha - working in a school definitely helps me see the "real" girl scouts! A little redheaded 4th grader came to my room before school this year. Who am I to say no?? Smile But I also like eating them... Naughty... Smile

I think some parents are doing their children a disservice by 'taking over' their fundraising. There's something to be said for teaching your kids how to get out there and be personable and make their own profits! I know it's nice to help out the kids, but for Pete's sake - some of the kids in my school are selling raffle tickets right now and all they did was immediately hand them off to their parents!!

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Posted: 19 Feb 2013, 17:04
Has anyone actually read the girl scout cookie labels?? The *NEW* ones deemed healthy are the worst ones - high in calories fat carbs etc... I just stay away from them all together. Good point about donating to Girl Scouts directly.

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Posted: 23 Feb 2013, 07:24
@Ekath - good idea thank you. I used to hate saying 'no 'to those sweet little faces but as I just see their parents it will be easier.

I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.

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Posted: 23 Feb 2013, 08:56
I used to buy Girl Scout cookies just because also but then I saw an article where they destroyed 13,000 boxes of unsold cookies somewhere in CA. I can't support any organization that greedy and wasteful.
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