Tyler Lindner, an 11-year-old girl scout from Norwich, usually sells around 500 boxes of cookies each year. She says that her strategy is to ask nicely and usually asks fellow students and her parent's co-workers. The money that is made goes toward various trips, books, and badges earned. One of the important values girl scouts learn is community service.
"Our troop last year did birthday baskets," said Linder. "Then we filled them with game baskets that we made up as a troop. We also put icing, birthday cake mixes, and party favors, and we sent them to our local food pantry so people who couldn't afford a birthday could take them."
With all of the cookie sales that will be made this weekend, each troop will get to decide how their money will be spent. Anyone who is interested in buying cookies can check out girlscoutcookies.org and find out where cookies are being sold.
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