By Michele Dotson

Girl Scouts

(from left to right) Maddy Hillman, Marissa McDougald, and Jenna Oldja advertise their Girl Scout cookies on Saturday, March 8 at the corner of Hwy. 51 and Lawyers Road. Hillman and McDougald are students at Union Academy. Oldja attends Porter Ridge. The girls are from Troop 140 in Indian Trail.

We see them at work, at church, and even at our doors. Those adorable Girl Scouts with their green uniforms; badges proudly displayed, who whip out pen and order form with lightning speed.

“Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?”

Who can resist them?

Not many of us, evidently.

Nationally the Girl Scout cookie industry has turned into an annual $800 million affair.

For the past two Saturdays, we have seen them at Fifth Third Bank at Hwy. 51 and Lawyers Road.

Troop 140 from Indian Trail has sold over 200 boxes of cookies in that short amount of time.

Girl Scouts learn goal-setting, decision-making, money-management, people skills and business ethics from their participation in the cookie sales.

Additionally, they help earn their own way for activities and service projects they choose to do for the year. All Girl Scout Cookie Program proceeds stay within the local community.