Running low on your stash of Samoas or Thin Mints? The Girl Scouts have you covered.
On Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m, the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians will hold a Girl Scout Cookie Blowout sale along with festivities marking the Girl Scouts’ 100th birthday.
Judith Rosenberg, the director of Community Development for the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians, said the blowout sale will be the last opportunity to buy the cookies for the year.
“The cookie blowout was something that we decided to do fairly recently only because we figured it was a really great opportunity for us to just finish the entire cookie sale season with a big bang,” Rosenberg said.
Rosenberg said cookie favorites like the Tagalongs, Shortbread and Do-Si-Dos will be sold at the event, priced at $3.50 a box or $42 for a case of 12 boxes.
“A portion of the money (from cookie sales) comes to the council office, but a portion of the money also stays with the troops themselves,” she said.
Rosenberg said the money raised helps troops plan activities such as camping trips and service projects.
“The cookie program certainly represents so much of what girl scouting is about,” she said. “It teaches girls really important skills for life.”
Rosenberg said through the program, the girls learn about budgeting, goal-setting, money management, sales and customer service.
“In addition to doing the cookie blowout, we’re going to have a lot of our girls and families, and our leaders on site in the office having a big 100th birthday party that evening.”
She said the party is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and they expect to have around 150 to 200 people show up for the event.
“At exactly 7:12 p.m., which is 19:12 military time ... all of the people who are going to be in the office will all renew the Girl Scout promise together.”
Rosenberg said they picked this time to do the pledge because 1912 is the year the Girl Scouts were founded.
According to Rosenberg, the celebration of the 100th birthday had been planned for a while and this celebration, along with the cookie sale, is just one way the Girl Scouts will celebrate throughout the year.
“To celebrate it all at once is a great opportunity and we’re really excited. We just hope a lot of people come out and support the girls,” she said.
Rosenberg said in Washington County the Girl Scouts serve almost 600 girls, along with 289 adult members.
The event will be held at the Johnson City Girl Scout Headquarters, 1100 Woodland Ave.