It's time to stock up on your favorite Girl Scout cookies and one Wyandotte Brownie troop is including an extra dash of kindness with all their sales.
The girls with Brownie Troop No. 40101 out of Monroe Elementary School voted to donate 15 percent of all of their cookie profits to help purchase new playground equipment at their school.
The girls also are collecting cash donations that will be used to purchase and ship boxes of cookies to service members overseas.
Anyone wanting to support the girls' philanthropic efforts can email Sakura Keast at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those wanting to grab a box (or five) while out and about can find a complete list of local sales locations on the Girl Scouts' website. They even have a phone app that can be downloaded to find the nearest spot to get your fix.
Can't remember which variety you like best? When in doubt, buy a bunch — or check out the Cookie Guide.
And get ready.
And just in case you were wondering...
- Just where does all that cookie money go?
According to the Girl Scouts of America, all of the revenue earned from cookie activities stays with the local Girl Scout council that sponsors the sale. This includes the portion that goes directly to the group selling cookies. Councils use their cookie revenue to supply essential services to troops, groups, and individual girls, such as providing program resources and communication support, training adult volunteers, and conducting special events.
- We hear there's a new cookie in town!
Yep. You heard right! Meet Savannah Smiles — a powdered, sugar-coated lemon cookie. Sounds delicious, right?
- Any questions?
Any of these Girl Scouts or their leaders would be happy to help or post your question on Patch and we'll work to find an answer for you.
Do you know another Wyandotte troop doing something special with their cookie sales? Tell us in the comments below.