By January the newsroom was ALMOST complete.
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These Scouts learn how to count change for their future customers.
A Girl Scout rally wouldn't be complete without the Girl Scout pledge. "On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law."
Katryna Kelly, 13, and Hailey Murray, 12, are in the same troop. Both girls sold hundreds of boxes of cookies last year.
These young Girl Scouts brush-up on their phone-banking skills.
This story originally appeared at StateImpact Idaho and aired on Boise State Public Radio Feb. 19, 2013.
Famous for its potatoes, trout fishing, and blue AstroTurf, Idaho might not have much in common with Hawaii. But here’s one thing: Idaho and Hawaii are the only two states in the country to tax Girl Scout Cookies. Now, some local Scouts are beefing up their sales pitches and learning to lobby.
Girl Scouts across the country are getting amped up to sell as many boxes of their famed Samoas, Thin Mints, and Tag-a-longs as they possibly can. They have about a month to close the deal with neighbors, friends and grandmothers.
At a recent cookie event near Boise — think Girl Scout-style pep rally — more than 100 kids, some as young as kindergarteners, donned their badged-sashes and met at a middle-school cafeteria.