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It's that time of year...Girl Scout cookies are here!

Colorado Girl Scouts
It's the day fans of Thin Mints, Samoas and Trefoils have been waiting for all year long:  the first day of Girl Scouts cookie sales in Colorado. 
 
Girl Scouts were ready to start selling on the first day they were allowed to do so this past Sunday.  Members of Troop 1983 started hitting the doors bright and early in a Woodmen Valley neighborhood. 
 
Rachel Kundert, a Girl Scout Daisy, walks up to a house flanked by her Scout friends.  When the door opened, Kundert asked, "Do you want to buy some Girl Scout cookies?" 
The cookie sale is the major fundraiser for the Girl Scout organization, with a portion of each sale going to the local troops.  Leaders say the fundraiser serves an educational purpose in providing youngsters with real-life skills, such as marketing, money management, communication and sales presentations. 
"Can you buy some Girl Scout cookies from us?" asked another troop member at another door.
 
Many of the residents seemed eager to buy.  "Yes my family loves Girl Scout Cookies!" said one customer.  
 
The Scout sellers have their own favorite parts.  Some say it's seeing customers smile when they have the cookies in hand or meeting new people.  Another said her favorite part is reaching her goal. Starting Sunday, potential customers all over Colorado will be seeing Girl Scouts selling at their door or at the doors of their favorite stores.  
 
Many of those approached by these door-to-door sellers said they'll be buying plenty in the weeks to come. The Girl Scouts of Colorado are offering eight different varieties, including gluten-free cookies.  In other parts of the country, troops may have other varieties available.  But one cookie variety pulls ahead of all the rest when it comes to sales. 
 
"Thin Mints," said Olivia Krska, a Brownie. 
 
Customers seemed to appreciate that their purchases are teaching the young girls much more than just how to sell cookies... they're shaping their futures. 
"We have been Girl Scout followers for many, many years, and when my daughter was in Girl Scouts, we supported the troops and I think it's great for the community," said one customer, adding, "It's good the to get the girls out and active, and we love supporting them."
 
Troops get to determine themselves how to spend the portion of their cookie sale proceeds.  Members of Troop 1983 said they plan on using the money for activities  like field trips and camping, with the older members saving for a future trip to Savannah, Georgia, which is the hometown of Girl Scouts' founder, Juliette Gordon Low.  

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