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Good Question: Why do we love Girl Scout cookies so much?

Girl Scout cookies, they only come around this time of year.

For more than 80 years now we've been enjoying the delectable treats.

Good Question: Why do we love Girl Scout cookies so much?

They're here, its Girl Scout cookie time!

Chances are, by now you've had one or two of your favorites.

Right now its a busy time to be a Girl Scout.

"We have cookie deliveries all the time, volunteers going in and out taking their cases, going to set up booth sales," said Sally Warfield.

Warfield is the Information Manager for the Wilderness Road Girl Scout Council, she says her 67 county region set a lofty goal this year.

"Over a million boxes of cookies sold," said Warfield.

Girl Scout cookie sales go all the way back to 1917, five years after Juliet Gordon Low founded the organization.

Cookie sales started as a simple way to fund troop activities, its now a $700 million operation.

"When you get a big order you get pretty excited because then when you deliver, everyone is so happy that you are finally delivering the cookies." said Girl Scout Kelly Smith of Troop 855.

One cookie favorite year after year blows the lid off the cookie jar.

That the Thin Mints!

They are the overall favorite, followed by Carmel deLites and Peanut Butter Patties, but why is it we love these sweet treats so much?

"I don't know if its just the taste, or the cute girls that are selling the cookies, you just can't say no," said Warfield.

While many of us are just focused on getting our cookie fix each year, for the girls out doing the selling, leaders say cookie time offers a valuable life lesson.

"It teaches you how to talk to people, how to take orders, money management, how to take no graciously and say thank you," said Warfield.

From their learning to our enjoying, its a sweet outcome for all involved.

Thin Mints, by the way are the number two selling cookie in the U.S., beat out only by the Oreo.

Cookie booths will be up around the bluegrass at various locations through March.

You can also help support " Operation Cookie Drop" by purchasing a box of cookies and having it sent to our service members overseas.

Since 2003 the Wilderness Road Girl Scout Council has shipped 73,000 boxes to our troops.


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