Girl Scout cookies arrive in South Texas

Distribution to happen soon

SCHERTZ, Texas – At a warehouse in Schertz on Wednesday, thousands of cases of Girl Scout cookies were loaded into cars, trucks, and U-Hauls as cookie managers from area Girl Scout troops arrived to pick up their share of the coveted cookies for distribution.

"Today, we got 361 boxes,” said Fawn Morgan, who was filling up her SUV for her daughter’s troop.

"A hundred and twenty cases, so a lot.  Over a 1,000 boxes,” explained Vicki Kindt on fulfilling her troop’s order.

One of the largest pickups of the day came from Letty Leal, the cookie manager for Troop 2201.

"Six hundred fourteen cases,” Leal said she ordered.

Leal used a trailer to deliver the cookies back to her troop.

"This is big business,” said Helen Montoya Henrichs, spokesperson for the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. “We'll be distributing about a million boxes of cookies over the next four days."

It’s a process that will place the cookies in the hands of the individual troops, so they can deliver the pre-orders that were taken in January.

"Our most popular cookie is our Thin Mint, followed up by our Samoa,” Henrichs said.

Meanwhile, the Girl Scouts’ S’mores cookies are a new arrival that are creating waves this year.

"It’s a graham cracker cookie with a marshmallowy and chocolate center,” Henrichs said. “It’s pretty delicious."

An estimated 1 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies will be distributed to eager South Texans over the next few weeks. The sales are expected to generate $800 million for the Girl Scouts organization nationwide.

The whole process is part of the largest girl-led business in the world, which promises to teach girls important business skills.

"I've seen my daughter. Her self-esteem has gone up,” Leal said, praising the Girl Scouts.

"I really love everything the Girl Scouts stand for. The Girl Scouts promise says it all. I just believe in it and my girls love it too,” Kindt said.

Beginning Feb. 10, customers will be able to find Girl Scout cookies in front of neighborhood stores. They’re priced at $4 per box. The ‘Cookie Finder App’ is available for download to locate where the girls will be selling.

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