Girl Scout Cookies Available in Local Retailers Starting This Weekend
Starting this weekend, Dubuque-area residents looking to get their hands on Girl Scout cookies will be able to buy them at a handful of retail stores around the city. The Girl Scouts are once again sponsoring their “Cookie Booth” promotion this year, which allows troops to sell cookies inside local stores. That gives the scouts the chance to sell cookies to a larger portion of their city’s population. Maura Warner from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois says that individual troops are tasked with contacting retailers and getting their OK to sell the cookies. Girl scouts in the eastern Iowa/western Illinois region sold more than $6 million worth of cookies last year. Warner says about 75% of that money stays within the region. The Girl Scouts switched to a different company to produce the cookies this year. According to Warner, that means that some of the names of the cookies have changed. But she says the flavors remain mostly the same. Local retailers that will be hosting cookie booths include Wal-Mart, Theisen’s, the Asbury Road Hy-Vee, and Kennedy Mall.