BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — You may not think of going to the Mall of America if you’re craving the taste of Thin Mints and Somoas, but a Girl Scout store is opening there on Thursday.

The store will sell Scout memorabilia, like patches, t-shirts, mugs, pens and even earrings.

They’ll also be selling Girl Scout Cookies, but not until troops in Minnesota get first dibs at selling cookies door-to-door.

The girls start their cookie sales this weekend. The Mall of America store will start selling cookies on Feb. 20.

The store is a temporary pop-up, open through March 11.

That’s when 50,000 Girl Scouts will invade the Mall of America for the Great Girl Gathering to celebrate the organization’s 100th birthday.

Comments (11)
  1. tom says:

    Just what we need more of at MOA stores pushing white flour, sugar, artificial flavors, and no nutritional value whatsoever products. I dont’ care if they are the Girl Scout cookies, they are not healthy!

    1. me says:

      Then don’t eat them. Just because you don’t want them doesn’t mean other people don’t. It’s the MOA, not the fine arts center.

    2. g8bbgg says:

      Call Senator Amy Klobuchar, she is always wanting to dictate every breath we take and every bite we eat. Vote Amy for Dictator of the Decade, No freedom with her around. Go Amy, control my life.

  2. Tammy Belka says:

    ^Tom – Dude. They’re cookies. Of course they’re not healthy. Don’t make a meal of them….

  3. The Crux of the Biscuit says:

    Go back to shopping at Whole Foods hippie.

  4. cookie mom says:

    The cookies fund a lot of great activities and learning opportunities for girls throughout Minnesota and the US. You can buy cookies to support the scouts, but give them away. They have a program that will donate purchased cookies to the troops, food shelves etc. Please dont diss the scouts….this is their big fundraiser for the year.

    1. K. says:

      I agree. Does “Tom” think that selling something healthier door-to-door (like fresh fruit) would yield the same results? I can tell you, nobody would buy it. The cookies have worked for many, many years and, hey, it’s for a good cause.

  5. Mary says:

    The Girl Scout store at the MOA sells more than just cookies. It sells merchandise that represents their program and many fond memories of their last 100 year history. Also people buy cookies at the grocery store so why not buy them from the Scout fundraiser which supports the girls and their wonderful organization. Like someone else said if you don’t want to eat them you don’t have to. Maybe you could just make a contribution to the organization or learn more about their program.

  6. likesCCO says:

    I’m one of the few people I know who doesn’t really like Girl Scout cookies all that much, okay, except for the Thin Mints, and I buy them every year – to support the girls!

  7. Terry says:

    Hey Tom – Do you actually shop at EVERY store in the MOA? Neither do I – I shop where I want and leave the rest alone. Try it, you’ll like it!!

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