Scouting For Sweets

By Kim Aguilar

Girl Scout cookies are finally back in season here in Tustin and, yes, they have been missed. These decadent are both delicious and fully support the Girl Scouts to continue helping the community and enjoy new experiences. You can find local booths online or outside of grocery stores, usually where 100% of the proceeds go to them.


A little history on Girl Scout cookies: in 1917, a group in Oklahoma, the Mistletoe Troop, started selling these cookies at their high school in hopes of raising funds. During World War II, Girl Scouts supported the military by selling boxes and calendars to help the war. Throughout the decades, more cookies were being baked and soon enough, new flavors were created to assist this growing need for a delicious sugar kick. Girl Scouts nationwide were slowly allowed to sell their product teaching young girls independence and leadership in the process.

With their variety of flavors, it is impossible to stop at just one box. Girl Scouts offer S’mores, Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Do-si-dos, Lemonades, Savannah Smiles, Thanks-A-Lot, Toffee-tastic, and Trios. Here, we have a student at Tustin High, Itzell Ruiz, clearly enjoying her Girl Scout Cookies. She mentions how “the crunch of the cookie with the melt of the caramel is just amazing,” referring the the Caramel DeLites. The cookies did so much as to even attract another student, Amy Huerta, in a bonding moment over cookies showing how something as little as sharing a box of these cookies can create new friendships. Just look at the excitement Amy had as soon as she saw them. For anyone at Tustin High, if you aren’t able to find or commute to a local booth, there’s still opportunities for you to indulge. Mrs. Tran in Room 416 is helping her daughters sell cookies here at school for just $5 a box. Each type of Girl Scout cookie is one of a kind and a must try so don’t miss out on our local Girl Scout Cookie season before they’re gone!

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