Girl Scout Cookie Season Approaches

Girl Scout cookie season is approaching in the Nation’s Capital, and young entrepreneurs are preparing with cookie conventions.

Several hundred girls descended on Camp Potomac Woods on a rainy Saturday in October for a Girl Scout Cookie season warm-up.

Girls rotated through six stations where they learned about goal-setting, marketing, and sale etiquette.

The Nation’s Capital Archive and History Committee had its own station where girls and leaders could learn about past local sales, vintage prizes, and Girl Guide biscuit sales.

Girl Scout cookie season, Girl Scout History Project
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Girl Scout cookie season, Girl Scout History Project
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Girl Scout cookie season, Girl Scout History Project

We set up a selfie-station where girls had their picture taken in front of a quilt made with vintage cookie patches or holding (empty) cartons from long-gone flavors.

Girl Scout cookie season, Girl Scout History Project

Troop moms especially enjoyed searching the quilt and pointing out which patches they had earned selling cookies.

Girl Scout cookie season, Girl Scout History Project

By far the most popular attraction was a prize from the 2002 Little Brownie Bakers sale. With a monkey mascot that year, Little Brownie offered their own version of the Barrel of Monkeys game. Girls stood in line to try out this low-tech toy.

Girl Scout cookie season, Girl Scout History Project
Cookie Monkeys

Cookie sales are staggered across the United States. The Washington DC area usually begins around January 1.

Need cookies? When in doubt, try the handy Cookie Finder at https://www.girlscouts.org/en/cookies.html.

©2021 Ann Robertson, writer, editor, and Girl Scout historian

One thought on “Girl Scout Cookie Season Approaches

  1. I am so appreciative of your posts. Having been a camper at the Colorado Roundup and volunteer RN in the Idaho Roundup plus staying at the Rock Creek G.S. Facility with my troop from N.C.years ago, I relate to your writings.
    It is sad to see girls moving into what use to be Boy Scouts missing outdoor camping in their G.S.troops. We’re losing so many fine young women.
    I also wish we’d kept the Rock Creek facility.
    Sigh.
    Thanks for your good work.

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