By Ron Matz

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two hundred million boxes of Girl Scout cookies are sold every year. Soon you will probably have some in your house.

Ron Matz reports the start of a sweet time of year in Maryland has begun.

Pass those Thin Mints. It’s Girl Scout cookie time again!

“Today is the day. Our girls are out taking pre-orders for Girl Scout cookies,” said Terry Mercer, director of product sales for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. “They are on sale as of today.”

Morgan Stolba, of Girl Scout Troop #2352 in Howard County, sent out cards to last year’s customers. When it comes to sales, she’s a cookie monster.

“I sold 2,016 boxes last year,” said Stolba. “I walked door-to-door. I asked all my customers from last year to buy cookies from me this year.”

There are new cookies this year, including Lemonades. These Scouts can’t wait to deliver them.

“We have a new baker that we’ve partnered with this year. We have three new baker’s choice cookies that I think our customers in Baltimore will love,” said Mercer.

The cookies will be delivered between Nov. 8 and Nov. 17.  They cost $4 a box. Last year’s revenues from cookies sales reached $785 million around the country.

“That’s a lot of cookies and they do a lot of great things with the profits they earn,” said Mercer.

The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland sold 1.5 million boxes of cookies last year.  Thin Mints are the most popular.


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