Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Scout Out Some Cookies
Today marks the 96th anniversary of the first ever Girl Scout troop meeting. As all former Girl Scouts (not me, I didn't make it past Daisy) know, Juliette Gordon Low founded the organization at her home in Savannah, Georgia, in 1912. That's interesting and all, but I'm not here to talk about history or even merit badges, I'm here for something much more important...cookies.
Every year the uniformed girls flood neighborhoods bringing with them boxes of pure goodness. Each type of cookie is unique, and everyone has their favorite. While I was raised in a thin mint-only household (I have no idea why this cruelty was inflicted), my cookie world view changed substantially when a college roommate received a care package containing do-si-dos and samoas, my current favorite. Now there are even more choices, including sugar-free chocolate chip and lemon chalet cremes. Those girls know how to run an operation.
Sale dates vary throughout the country, so if the Girl Scouts have not yet graced your neighborhood with their presence, check their Web site for information. And if you're really desperate, there's always eBay.
Which cookie do you crave? And honestly, how many boxes of them do you eat?