Thousands of Girl Scout families turn out for Cookies Now event

Girl Scout cookies are back

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Girl Scout cookie season is here again.

87,000 boxes of cookies were distributed to families at their Cookies Now event on Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., girls and their families each picked up 12 cases of cookies. That’s 144 boxes each.

Between six and seven thousand families showed up for the event.

Girl Scout Cookies is the largest girl-run business in the world. It’s the kick-off of their selling season, and the girls are excited for what this year will bring.

87,000 boxes of cookies were distributed to families at their Cookies Now event on Saturday. (Source: KCBD Video)
87,000 boxes of cookies were distributed to families at their Cookies Now event on Saturday. (Source: KCBD Video)

Olivia Gubser, a second year Girl Scout, said selling cookies is her favorite part of being a Scout.

“You’re a little bit shy at first, because you’ve never done it before. But, you do it so you can go on trips and get prizes and do other things like get a patch,” Gubser said.

When a customer purchases a box of cookies, they are doing more than indulging in a sweet treat, they’re supporting young women by helping them learn new skills.

Judy Huse has been volunteering with Girl Scouts for 26 years. She said she does it for the girls.

“Just to watch their faces, even this morning, they’re all excited and jumpy. It’s an opportunity to teach the girls something new,” Huse said.

Huse said the girls learn how to talk to people and count money. She said she even had one girl who got a job because she could count money back to people.

“They do marketing skills, people skills,” Huse said. “Like a little girl who couldn’t look at anybody and now she’s looking at you in the eye.”

If you don’t want cookies for yourself, you can still support the girls in their Troop to Troop project. Each box will be given to a service member through a partnership with Cannon Air Force Base.

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