Fewer Cookies In Girl Scout Boxes

The nation's poor economy is forcing the Girl Scouts to lighten their load when it comes to the number of cookies they sell to customers.

With the cost of baking and transportation on the rise the Girl Scouts of America have decided to pack fewer cookies into boxes and shrink the size of Certain brands as well.

According to a girl scouts spokeswoman the organization decided scaling back on the size and number of cookies was a better option than raising the price for Customers.

The Girl Scouts will pack fewer Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, and Tagalongs into their boxes. The Girl Scouts plan to shrink the size of their Lemon Chalet Creme cookies.

Traditionally each area Girl Scouts Council sets its own price for cookies with the national average at $3.50.


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  • by here Location: here on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM
    Wow! Things are really getting bad. Now girl scouts are ripping people off.
  • by J Location: GVILLE on Jan 30, 2009 at 05:59 AM
    NOT MY TAGALONGS!!! lol To J Thom, get over it. They are GIRL SCOUTS, just trying to earn some money so they can go camping and earn badges. RELAX. GS mom. WHO CARES. They are all the same. Ive been a girl scout for as long as I can remember and I dont think Ive ever been THAT petty about the names of them. MrT. C'mon dude. Really? If you dont like the GS, dont talk down about them. They are KIDS volunteering their time. At least it keeps most of them out of trouble.
  • by J Location: Thom on Jan 30, 2009 at 04:53 AM
    Oh well, guess I'll buy something else. They already mark up the cookies 300% you think they'd be honorable... its just business I suppose.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2009 at 04:30 AM
    How is eating less cookies going to make someone lose weight? They only come out once a year. Mr.T that does not sound like a very smart comment. Anyway, I love Girl Scout cookies and I wouldn't care if they only came 3 in the box. I would buy them. They are for a good cause, and it helps to educate girls for the world. Even if Eastern NC does not have many Girl scouts,they are hoping to grow.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2009 at 08:44 PM
    Too late, I already have committed to buying them.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2009 at 08:18 PM
    I will not buy cookies this year.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jan 29, 2009 at 07:14 PM
    I can't believe the girl scouts are shortchanging people with thier cookies. Maybe someone will lose a little weight because of it.
  • by GS mom on Jan 29, 2009 at 07:08 PM
    That's okay, fewer people are buying, too. Also, these are not the cookie names we use in Eastern NC! Not being mean, I'm just saying. :)
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