CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Thin mints and trefoils and samoas, oh my!
The Girl Scout cookies have arrived. Parents started showing up at the delivery point first thing Friday morning in Charleston.
“Lots of parents have come by with their cars and trucks. They’ve even rented U-hauls,” explained Jennifer Brown, with the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council.
One month of cookies sales netted the council, which covers most of West Virginia, eight tractor trailers full of cookies to be delivered.
“As a council we have sold more than 77,000 cases, which equates to over 900,000 boxes,” said Brown.
Delivery day is meticulously planned out. Parents and troop leaders are given a time to be at the pick up site. They drive down a long row of tractor trailers each with a different cookie and volunteers packed them into the vehicles.
The Girls Scouts will begin delivering their cookies this weekend. You need to be prepared for a knock on the door if you ordered.
The Girl Scouts will continue to sell cookies at booths that will pop up all across the state, in the coming weeks. Brown is hopeful more people will participate in their Gift of Caring program that provides boxes of cookies to homeless shelters.
“Right now we’re only at about 349 boxes. We really need the community’s help to get to about 1,000 boxes,” stressed Brown.
When you stop by a booth to pick up some extra boxes of cookies you can purchase one for a homeless shelter in the region.
The most popular cookie this year in Charleston? It was a tie, with samoas and thin mints generating equal orders.