Girl Scouts sell cookies on campus

By Frank Jiang ’20
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A box of thin mints beside a textbook in a student’s locker. Credit: Frank Jiang ’20/SPECTRUM

Recently, Girl Scout Cookies have been a craze, orders coming into girl scouts residing within our own school, Thin Mints, Samoas, and Do-Si-Dos sometimes being spotted in the cafeteria, and people seen carrying brightly colored boxes of cookies around campus.

The Girl Scouts cookie foundation is a cause that helps the GSUSA (Girl Scouts of the United States of America) keep it’s programs up and running. The GSUSA’s mission, as stated on their website, “builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”

8th grade Girl Scout, Hayley Rothbart ’21 agrees, as she says “Overall, Girl Scouts is all about leadership and helping your community.” Girl Scouts Cookies are a way for Girl Scouts to fundraise money to keep their Girl Scout Program going and also a way for Girl Scouts to give back to their organization.

Lately, some people have also been taking advantage of the Girl Scouts cause. Some people have bought many boxes of Girl Scout cookies, just to resell them later for a higher profit. An anonymous eighth grader provides his/her opinion by saying, “This definitely is kinda scummy, since you’re taking advantage of a fundraiser for your own profit, but I would not call them out on it if they were doing so, since it is technically legal. If this were to happen in school, I think the deans would definitely address the issue, but I’m not sure if they would let is pass or not.” The seller of the cookies remains a mystery, but there are definitely people out there reselling cookies for their own profit.

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