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Area Girl Scouts have set goals for themselves and have been practicing selling and counting back change in anticipation of cookie sales.

Girl Scouts begin selling cookies this weekend

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It's Girl Scout cookie time.

Detroit Lakes has over 100 Girl Scouts from kindergarten to eighth grade getting ready to sell cookies. They are practicing taking orders and counting back change as well as setting goals for themselves and their troops.

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On Saturday, Jan. 30, they will start taking orders for Caramel deLites, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbreads, Thanks-A-Lots, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Sandwiches and reduced fat Daisy Go Rounds.

You can also purchase a box of cookies to be delivered to the Food Pantry.

Proceeds from cookie sales benefit girls at the troop level, as well as funding camps and event opportunities for girls at a regional level.

The mission statement for Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Young Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts often spend their meetings trying new activities and building social skills.

As the girls advance to Junior Girl Scouts, they will attend more out-of-town events and camps, as well as do service projects to give back to their community. Cadette and Senior Girls Scouts continue service projects and develop their leadership skills working with younger scouts.

Girls will take orders through Feb. 14, and cookies will be in town March 12. Local troops will also hold cookie shops in town in March.

If you have questions about Girl Scout cookies, you can contact our DL Cookie Chair Julie Storsved at 841-1769.

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