Heart of the High Plains: Girl Scout Cookie Season

Heart of the High Plains

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — There is fall, spring, winter, and summer, but there is also another season that’s wildly and deliciously popular. We are talking about Girl Scout cookie season.

The mission of the Girl Scouts is quite simple; to get girls into the community and to have them experience life-skills that they would need later on.

It teaches them life lessons at a young age.

“I really like being able to have the marketing techniques and getting to meet new people and like those life experiences that you wouldn’t normally get until you get a job or something,” said Girl Scout Ambassador Abigail Newlon.

Girl Scout Cadet McKenzie McCormick said, “I like getting to learn more about community skills and about the community and about money management.”

It also brings them closer to one another.

“My troop leader’s daughter, she doesn’t go to my school and I’m really good friends with her, and so I probably wouldn’t have met her without girl scouts,” said McCormick.

Without the Girl Scouts, we probably would not experience the delightfulness that are of course their cookies.

We know it is hard to choose just one. So we asked Newlon and McCormick what their favorite cookies are.

“Top two are the Caramel Delights and the Peanut Butter Patties,” said McCormick.

“I really like the caramel delights and the thin mints, those are my two favorites,” Newlon said.

Newlon and McCormick combined to sell a little over 3,500 hundred boxes last year.

Newlon is in her first year serving as an ambassador in the Girl Scouts and wants to pass on what she has learned to the younger generation of scouts.

“I get to help the younger kids experience the same things that I experienced and help them just learn how to be a better woman, and all of these life skills that I learned and any of the skills that I’ve learned and I get to impress them on them,” said Newton.

You still have some time left to get your cookie fix. The sale runs until March 1. If you would like to find out where they are selling them, follow this link.

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