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A Big Change In The Way Girl Scout Cookies Are Sold

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By Esme Murphy, WCCO-TV

(WCCO) – Girl Scouts are breaking with tradition and changing the way the cookies are sold.

For the Girl Scouts, it will mean a little more planning on the front end. For the consumer, it will mean immediate cookie satisfaction.

Under the new system, there will no longer be a wait for cookies. Girls will have their cookies with them when they take orders.

Traditionally, Girl Scouts have sold cookies by having customers fill out their orders. The customers would then have to wait several weeks and the cookies will then be delivered to them.

“I think it’s easier for the customer,” said Girl Scout Taylor Lindeman, who thinks she’ll sell a lot more cookies.

There were concerns when the plan was first announced that troops — even girls and their families — would be left footing the bill for any cookies they didn’t sell, but that won’t be the way it’s going to work.

Catie Paper is her Troops cookie Mom.

“If you don’t sell the cookies, you can return the cookies back,” said Paper.

And Paper’s daughter, Annie, is aiming for the top prize for cookies sold under the new plan

“I want to get the iPad! You get it when you sell 2,500 cookies,” Annie said.

Girl Scouts will start selling cookies Feb. 5.

Last year, four million boxes of Girl Scout cookies were sold in central and southern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

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