Those with a sweet tooth who also want to find a way to contribute to the development of girls in the community can now take advantage of the Girl Scouts annual cookie campaign that runs through Feb. 1, with orders expected to arrive later in the month.
Public booth sales will take place Feb. 26-March 20.
Although local Girl Scouts representatives are currently speaking with store owners and managers to determine where the Girl Scouts booths will be set up, Gail Yook, service unit manager for Loudon County, said she expects booths will be operated in front of Food City in Lenoir City and the city of Loudon.
“All of the money stays in this Girl Scouts council after we pay the bakers and everything,” Yook said. “None of it goes into New York City or anything. It helps the girls be able to do service projects in the community and helps fund the actual programs the girls are doing. That’s why they work so hard at it. It’s costing much more money for them to take trips and to go camping, but they’ll have their proceeds from the cookie sale.”
A cookie rally was held Jan. 9 at Loudon United Methodist Church to get the girls excited about selling.
“We do try to have a cookie rally every year,” Sandy Bandy, leader for Troop 22136, said. “The girls come in, and we have different tables set up with different activities going on. Some are crafts they can use during their cookie sale like pencil poppers and cow bells, which the girls use as attention-...