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Old 02-15-2020, 06:15 PM
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Whatís your favorite kind of Girl Scout cookie ? Weíre you a scout ? How much were cookies when you sold them?

My favorite is Tagalong cookies and Samoas.

I was a Girl Scout. I was a junior. I think cookies were $4 per box.


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Old 02-15-2020, 06:25 PM
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Samoas....yuuuuummmmmm. I can eat a whole box by myself.

I was a GS in primary grades and again in High School. In primary grades they were $.50 a box! Iím old.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:27 PM
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I love the Thin Mints and Lemon Cookies.

I was a Brownie to Sr. Girl Scout. Not sure about the cost, I think they were .50 or $1.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:43 PM
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Thin Mints and Soamoas are my favorites. I also enjoy shortbreads.

I was a Girl Scout, but I canít remember how much they were when I sold them.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:52 PM
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I Girl Scout Thin Mints!

I think they are outrageously priced for the amount that goes to the troops!

I went all the way through to Junior!

I was a leader of girl scouts when I was single. Tried to find DD a troop and was the turned away by several troops because she was a year younger than their youngest girls. I was not looking for career leaders, just a place to put my kid so I could ease into it. Very disappointing experience as a parent!

Haven't bought cookies in years. Can't justify cost and the sour taste left from DDs experience!


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Old 02-15-2020, 06:55 PM
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Love Samoaís. When I was a Brownie and then a Girl Scout, there was only one kind. It was similar to a vanilla wafer. I was 7 when I first sold them 63 years ago!! I think they were like 50 cents.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:56 PM
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I was a brownie and junior. Yes, I sold cookies but they are a total rip off! I sort of hated Girl Scouts. I went to camp and the girls were very mean. Glad I quit after that. I do not eat sugar or gluten so no scout cookies...
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:04 PM
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Trefoils are my favorites, but I also ordered Thin Mints. They don't seem to be as good as they used to be. I was never in Girl Scouts and I didn't enjoy it when my boys were in Scouts. Not really my kind of thing.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:15 PM
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My favorite were Thin Mints and I liked to keep them in the freezer. Cookies were 50 cents a box back then. I was a Brownie and stayed in until I was a Junior scout. I enjoyed the camping and working on the badges. I learned how to sew for one of the badges. My DD was a Daisy and a Brownie but it wasnít a very active troop so no camping or good activities.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:20 PM
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I remember when they were 2.25. I liked the sugar cookie.


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Old 02-15-2020, 07:23 PM
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I was selling Girl Scout cookies in the 50s, they were 50 cents. Thin mints are my favorite but Iím not a huge fan of GS cookies.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:23 PM
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I was not a scout. My mom wouldnít let me.

My favorite used to be the Tagalongs, but when the cookies changed, they just werenít the same.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:29 PM
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Tagalongs, Thin Mints, and Samoas are the best! I didn't get any this year (but I've managed to eat plenty of junk food anyway).

I was a brownie and then a Girl Scout for a few years. I think cookies were $1 or $1.50?

I just searched for that info and found this site: https://onthefeed.wordpress.com/2011...price-history/ Looks like my estimate was pretty accurate, if this site is accurate.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:32 PM
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My favorite Girl Scout cookie is the Thin Mint. Yes, I was a Girl Scout starting with Brownies in 2nd grade and going all the way through 9th grade. My mom and the mother of one of my friends were the ones responsible for getting scouting started in our small town. I donít remember how much cookies were sold for way back then.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:37 PM
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I joined Brownies in 2nd grade and went all the way through to HS.
Scouting made a big impact on my life and I enjoyed earning badges. Highlight was being chosen along with 7 other girls to represent our council at the 1965 Round Up in Idaho. Cookies at the time sold for 50 cents a box.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:57 PM
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I was a brownie then a Girl Scout. Cookies were 50 cents a box. My favorite is the Tagalongs. I have a box I havenít even opened. They didnít have those when I was a kid. They had peanut butter patties.
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Old 02-15-2020, 09:34 PM
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Thin Mints are my favorite. I like to put them in the freezer. They are so good nice and cold.

I was never a Girl Scout growing up, but I had some friends who were. I donít remember how much a box of cookies cost then, but I know I was always happy to sample them.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:06 PM
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I went all the way through Cadettes. Loved camping and we often made cards and visited nursing homes. Brownies were not allowed to sell cookies in our area ó you had to wait until you were a Junior. I remember distinctly that they were 75 cents a box. Iím pretty sure you also got more cookies per box back then.
My favorites have always been Thin Mints. In my area there were two different bakeries that made cookies for a while, so depending on the troop you could get different cookies. For a few years they had these large squares shortbread cookies that were dipped in chocolate on one side. I miss those.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:33 PM
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I've never liked GS cookies. I don't like hard cookies. Good thing, because it's not like I need another sweet treat!

I wanted to be a GS when I was younger. My mom wouldn't let me because she said the troop leader in my area was an alcoholic. Knowing my mom, that could have meant the woman was spotted at happy hour . I actually was just thinking about this because I went to the store tonight and the girl scouts were out front with their cookies. As an adult it looks more like a cookie selling scam than anything else! Kind of glad I was never involved in all of that now.
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:11 AM
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Whatís your favorite kind of Girl Scout cookie ? Thin mints

Weíre you a scout ? Yes, a Brownie Scout back in the 1960's
How much were cookies when you sold them? I don't remember this at all.
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:48 AM
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Started as a Brownie and went through Cadettes. My troop (especially Juniors) was very active. My mom was one of the leaders.

I remember wearing my uniform to school on Wednesdays (meeting day). Did anyone else do that?

We did tons of crafts and service projects and I had SO MANY badges and patches. I remember when my sash filled up and I had to switch to a vest.

Wore the beanie as a Brownie and the beret as a Junior. Wore gold flashes on my socks.

Went to a weeklong camp in the summer and also did lots of primitive camping. So many memories.

Cookies were $2 a box (and maybe went up a bit during my years).

My favorites were and still are Samoas (Caramal Delites in my region as a kid) and Thin Mints.
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Old 02-16-2020, 05:07 AM
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I sold calendars for $5 when I was a Brownie.

I sold Girl Scout cookies for $2.50 as a Junior. One time my dog ate all the cookies people ordered from me! I guess my parents paid for more cookies.

I wanted to continue through young adulthood in Scouts, but we moved to a new town and never found a new group.

My favs are Thin Mints! My order should be in on Monday!
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Old 02-16-2020, 05:52 AM
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they were..wait for it...50 cents a box.

And I wish we had internet to sell them instead of going door to door. I like how now I can donate cookies to the military because I never eat them myself. Great idea.

I was a brownie, a girl scout, a senior scout through High School, I was a counselor at a girl scout summer camp and a brownie leader.
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Old 02-16-2020, 05:59 AM
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I think Tagalongs are my favorite. We recently moved to Florida where they use a different bakery. I found a new favorite. It's called Thanksalot. It is a shortbread cookie with chocolate on 1 side.

I was a scout from Brownies through Cadettes in 10th grade.

I think cookies were $1.50 when I started.
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Old 02-16-2020, 06:44 AM
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I don’t remember prices, but I was a Brownie/Girl Scout from Kindergarten to 8th grade. My mom was Leader for a few years. I loved it all! I loved selling cookies (neighbors were all very nice), I loved outings and camping, and I’m still friends with 2 of the girls from my troop.

DD was a Brownie & Girl Scout through 7th grade. Since I was a SAHM then, I shared leadership for years (I did meetings and the other leader did camping). DD also went door-to-door selling cookies and I don’t remember the amounts, but I recall they weren’t easy to add, maybe $2.75???

I’ve never loved GS cookies (too dry for me). I always bought Thin Mints for DH (they kept well in the freezer), but the price didn’t justify the quality for me. I’ll take ice cream, thanks.
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Old 02-16-2020, 07:41 AM
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I was a scout in the '60s. Then you schlepped door-to-door with a heavy cardboard box. Cookies were 50 cents a box. For years I supported GS cookie sales buying from students, neighbors and at tables set up in front of grocery stores. The problem was I ate them, too! Now I decline!

I always loved the shortbread Trefoils, anything lemon and mint.
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Old 02-16-2020, 07:50 AM
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I was a brownie, then a Girl Scout through 6th grade when I lost interest and begged my mom to let me quit. My favorites were the thin mints and the peanut butter cookies. I have no idea how much they cost back then. This was in the late 70’s.
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:00 AM
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Iím not really a fan of Girl Scout cookies. I buy them and give them away. I was a Brownie. I donít remember how much we sold cookies for. I donít know if this is right, but google says they were $1.50.
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:54 AM
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I like the Thin Mints, and Lemonades. I was never a Girl Scout. There were no troops in our town. I belonged to 4-H instead.

DH always buys a bunch from the woman who cuts his hair, so I have no clue what they cost now.
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Old 02-16-2020, 12:07 PM
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Samoas/Caramel De-Lites are the best! And then the peanut butter patty ones are tied with Thin Mints.


Does anyone remember when Thin Mints actually had a layer of mint in them? I was so sad when they changed, even though they are still good.
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Old 02-16-2020, 03:14 PM
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Thin Mints always have been and always will be my Number One favorite cookie. I certainly sold my share of them back in the early 1970's. I think they were probably a dollar a box. I miss the lemon filled sandwich cookie they used to make, too.

It cracks me up that the "serving size" for Thin Mints is two cookies. Like anybody can ever only eat just two!!
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:22 PM
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to expand their sales...
https://www.today.com/parents/girl-s...sary-6-t122455

Really, 300 boxes!

On my way to visit my son we stopped at a rest stop with gas and food on the highway. Inside the building girl scouts had set up and were selling boxes of cookies. They were doing a brisk sale.
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Old 02-17-2020, 05:01 AM
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I haven't looked on their site to see all the types lately, but they used to have these lemon sandwich cookies that I loved by far! Too bad they were discontinued!
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:46 AM
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I don't particularly like GS cookies but I bought them to be supportive.

But now I hate that it's basically parents who do the selling now. All via FB or asking coworkers, and if I do see girls selling at a stand, they look sour-faced and bored out of their minds.
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