It’s that time of year again in my next of the woods – Girl Scout Cookie time! Are you familiar with this tradition? Every year, the Girl Scouts in the states sell their delicious cookies outside of grocery stores and drugstores. There are many yummy varieties to choose from, and I know people who buy tons of boxes to stock up for the year. Clearly, Girl Scout cookies are very hard to resist! Is anyone else a fan?
My introduction to girl scout cookies came in the 1980s when I was a girl scout…actually I was a Brownie. Brownies are what young Girls Scouts are called in the United States, and it’s how girls get their start with the organization. I wore a little brown uniform and enjoyed collecting badges. Of course, my favorite time of year was Girl Scout cookie time, when I enjoyed eating cookies a lot more than selling them 😉
I wish I could say that I was a Girl Scout for all of my childhood, but it didn’t work out that way. I was just too much of a rule breaker to be a Girl Scout… or even a Brownie. I started a little mutiny among the Browines one day, and after that, I wasn’t really welcome in the troop.
Despite my sad parting with the Girl Scouts in my home town, I’m still a big supporter of them – and I love their cookies. I love their cookies so much that I wrote a quiz about them: What Girl Scout Cookie Are You? Give it a go, and let me know what you get!
I’m also curious to know how many members of the Blogthings family were scouts growing up. Did you also sell or eat cookies? I’m not sure how other Girl Scouts across the world earn money. In the US, Boy Scouts sell popcorn, which is also delicious… but not as good as cookies 😉