08 February, 2017
Girl Scout troops all over the Permian Basin are busy selling cookies about this time of year.
And starting this weekend, Girl Scouts will be setting up shop to sell cookies at a long list of locales around town. What started in 1917 as a bake sale has grown into the largest girl-led entrepreneurial business in the country.
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Toomer serves as Girl Scouts Service Unit Administrator for Troop 453, a territory that includes Gretna, Harvey and Terrytown.
"Girls can do anything, I mean we can go out and change the world like everyone else can", said Girl Scout, Grace Payton.
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The other varieties are Thin Mints, Caramel deLites/Samoas, Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs, Shortbread/Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos/Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Trios (gluten free), Lemonades, Savannah Smiles, Thanks-A-Lot and Toffee-tastic (gluten free).
The 2017 cookie season runs from January 29 to March 12, meaning you have a little over a month left to purchase-and stockpile-this year's cookies.
Selling cookies was one of Furtner's favorites activities as a Girl Scout, a tradition she passed along to her own daughter, who is now grown.
The Hornets' Nest Council is teaming up with SouthPark Mall to offer cookie sales to shoppers. She is the Girl Scouts Cadette Troop Leader 40781.