An annual tradition kicked off Wednesday morning as parents, troop leaders, cookie managers lined up at Aloha Stadium for their batch of Girl Scouts cookies.
“We have probably just here on Oahu over 25,000 cases of cookies,” said Lila Frisbie of Girls Scouts Hawaii. “Statewide, we have over 387,000 boxes on every island.”
Frisbie was helping an army of volunteers load cars, trucks and mini vans with cookies of all varieties.
It was serious business for Col. Joe Martin of the U.S. Air Force. “I’m the cookie manager for Troop 551 and I’m picking up 54 cases of cookies for our troop on Hickam,” Col. Martin said as he watched his troop’s cookie collection being stacked on a pallet.
KHON2 found out the colonel is no stranger to the cookie deliveries. “I’ve been involved in Girl Scouts for about 13 years,” he said. “I have six kids, so this is probably the second or third time that I’ve been a cookie manager.”
Daisies, Brownies and Girl Scouts were on hand as well, letting us know that it’s more than just a cookie sale. “The skills are goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics,” said young Hayden, who is a Daisy.
General sales begin on February 28, once all the cookies make it to their troops, and runs well into March.
If you’re looking for a place to buy, download the Girl Scouts’ cookie locator app here.