DENTON -- Tasty treats arrived Sunday as the Caroline County Girl Scouts received their shipment of Girl Scout Cookies at the Denton Volunteer Fire Company.

About 40 volunteers helped the girls unloaded more than 25,000 boxes of cookies that local residents can order this year.

“It’s like opening day for me,” said Christy Cheezum, service unit 34 cookie manager. “It’s very exciting because girls have been selling pre-order cookies this past month and now they can deliver the boxes.

“The last two weeks have been a crazy time, waiting for the delivery to get here,” she said. “It’s going to be a great year because all the girls have done a great job selling cookies.”

As in most every year around the country, Thin Mints have garnered the most orders in Caroline County, with 6,384 boxes delivered. Most at Sunday’s event said Thin Mints were their favorite but some had other favorites. Samoas were the second most selected as a favorite.

Cheezum said her favorite was Trefoils, an old fashioned shortbread cookie. She said Caroline County was chosen for a pilot program, which gives the girls a chance to sell snack bars. She said the snack bars come in peanut butter and chocolate and are a healthier option.

After the cookies were unloaded from the trailer and unwrapped, the girl scouts allocated each allotment to each troop.

The county’s 300 girl scouts will now deliver the orders to local residents. Friday is National Girl Scout Cookie Day and girl scouts will begin selling around the county at local businesses and functions. The new Denton Walmart will be a destination for many girl-scout selling stands. Sales will continue through March 3.

The Girl Scouts also will participate in Operation Taste of Home, a cookie donation drive U.S. Armed Forces and local agencies, such as food banks and pantries, blood banks, cancer centers and youth programs.

To learn more about Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, visit www.GSCB.org or call 1-800-374-9811.

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