Baltimore’s Deep Freeze Puts Big Chill In Girl Scout Cookie Sales

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Our brutal Baltimore winter is affecting many businesses, including the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. The deep freeze has led to a drop in cookie sales.

Ron Matz reports you still have a chance to help as the deadline nears.

The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland need your help. Baltimore’s deep freeze has put a big chill on cookie sales.

“The weather has just not cooperated. It’s been so frigid and so cold that sending the girls out to do booth sales and going door to door has really been prohibitive. We just don’t want those young girls out in this weather. It’s extremely cold and very dangerous,” said Terry Mercer, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland director of product sales.

About 152,000 boxes remain unsold. That leaves the Girl Scouts $600,000 short of their goal.

“The sale is our primary income. It supports all of our camp properties, all the girls programs. There are 25,000 reasons why you want to participate in the cookie sale and support us,” said Pattie Dash, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland chief development officer.

You can buy the cookies at the Girl Scouts store on Seton Drive. Thin mints, peanut butter patties, lemonades and even a gluten-free cookie this year are all $4 a box.

“We have lots of cookies that need to be sold. We have not met our goal yet. We still have 12,000 cases to be sold, and we’ve only got a week left in the sale,” Mercer said.

The Girl Scouts will be selling their cookies Thursday at the Stevenson University’s Greenspring campus and on Friday at the Boscov’s in White Marsh and Westminster.

“We’re hoping the good citizens of Baltimore will come out and support us, purchase some cookies for themselves, for the Armed Forces, for some local heroes and help us reach our goal,” Mercer said.

Sales of Girl Scout cookies will end on Friday. Last year, more than 1.4 million boxes of cookies were sold in Central Maryland. For more information, click here.

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