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Where Have All the Girl Scouts Gone?

Where have all the Girl Scouts gone and who's got some spare peanut butter patties?

Have you seen any Girl Scouts around town lately? I haven't. Maybe it's just me, but where are those little cookie pushers when I need them? This is one of my favorite events of the year. Just when I start to go into a post-holiday hypoglycemic crash, the Girl Scouts come to my rescue.

The cookie drive totally escaped me this year. I didn't even know that the infamous Girl Scout cookie drive was happening until I saw someone advertising his kid's Girl Scout cookies on Craigslist. That's right—Craigslist. Don't even ask how I came across it, OK? *cough*

Where have all the Girl Scouts gone? I have vivid memories of pulling a wagon full of overpriced cookies up and down the streets, sweating in my polyester Brownie uniform, trying to get rid of those calorie-laden goods. How do they manage to pack so many calories into a bite-sized morsel? But I digress...

I haven't even seen any cookie hawkers in front of the grocery store either. This surely must be a sign that the times they are a-changing. Selling Girl Scout cookies door to door, and setting up shop in front of your local grocer is a right of passage. If I had to spend a month of Saturday afternoons pacing up and down the block, while all my other friends were riding their bikes to the park, then so should they. Selling your cookies on Craigslist? Well, that's just down right cheating if you ask me.  

I sound like the old man complaining about walking to school uphill both ways for 10 miles in the snow, don't I? I think I'm just a little disappointed that I missed the opportunity to stock my freezer full of Thin Mints. Don't worry too much about me though. I just got a tip on an 8-year-old in town who might have a secret stash of Samosas in her closet. Desperate times call for desperate measures. 

Faith San Severino February 19, 2011 at 03:57 PM
Very cute story about the girl scouts and wonderfully written. Keep up the good work. I am really enjoying the Coronado Patch even though I am an ex Coronado Canadian living in Vancouver. Faith SS Vancouver BC
Melissa Phy February 19, 2011 at 06:13 PM
I bought some girl scout cookies from a little peddler dressed in brown at the farmers market two Tuesdays ago. She was one smart cookie, pulling a wagon full of America's favorite dessert around the market crowd. I got thin mints (for the freezer, of course) and samoas. Mmm! I hope you find some asap! Melissa
Morgan Benzian February 22, 2011 at 07:40 PM
Thanks so much for reading Faith!
Morgan Benzian February 22, 2011 at 07:41 PM
I picked up a box of thin mints, peanut butter patties, and samosas a few days ago. Ever since this article was published, all the Girl Scouts have been coming out of the woodwork! lol!
Jayne Jang Belz February 23, 2011 at 05:41 AM
We have seen girls outside the NEX at the base so we picked some up there. :) I'm glad you found some!
Kristine Crail February 25, 2011 at 12:43 AM
Sitting at Starbucks on Orange and they are selling Girl Scout cookies! Calories don't count if you're eating cookies with coffee, right???
Morgan Benzian March 01, 2011 at 05:53 PM
I saw them too! Calories don't count if you eat cookies with coffee, fruit, or while standing. I read an article about it somewhere. ;)
Bless Young September 26, 2011 at 10:53 PM
I know I'm late in reading this but I need some for a friend ASAP? Anyone seen any around now (late Sept???)
El Cordova Garage September 26, 2011 at 11:03 PM
Bless Young, Sales don't start until February...

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