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Girl Scout Cookie Sales Start Friday

Thin Mints and Caramel de Lites are back, along with a couple new flavors this year.

Girl Scout cookies go on sale Friday, Dec. 13. Credit: Girl Scouts.
Girl Scout cookies go on sale Friday, Dec. 13. Credit: Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts all over Rhode Island will begin selling Girl Scout cookies Friday, Dec. 13, including the popular Thin Mints and Caramel deLites.

Scouts will begins taking cookie orders on Friday, as well as holding booth sales for those wanting cookies for the holidays. Cookies ordered will be delivered the first week of February.

In addition to the traditional Thin Mints and Carmel d'Lites, the scouts introduce two new flavors this year: Cranberry Citrus Crunch, a crispy cookie full of tangy cranberry bits and zesty citrus; and a Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread, available in limited supply at $5 a bag, and must be pre-ordered. (All other cookies are $4 a box.)

The Girl Scouts are selling cookies from now through March 4. Door-to-door sales are expected to begin Jan. 10. 

Available cookies include Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbreads, Thanks-A-Lots, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Sandwiches and Cranberry Citrus Crunch. 

Girl Scout Cookies are an icon of American culture. For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts, with the enthusiastic support of their families, have helped ensure the success of the annual sale. Your purchase means you get tasty cookies—and a girl learns a lifetime of skills, such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics, the Girl Scouts says.

The money earned from cookie activities helps the troop partake in service projects, go on field trips, purchase patches, attend summer camp, etc.

Girl Scouts: Don't forget to upload your booth sales into the Patch Calendar of Events. Let everyone in town know where you will be selling cookies.

Let us know: What's your favorite Girl Scout cookie? Let us know in the comments section below.

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