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Famous Girl Scouts cookies now on sale

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Starting Friday night and continuing through March 10, western and central Massachusetts Girl Scouts expect to sell more than 700,000 boxes of girl scout cookies.

22News was there as boxes of cookies started being moved from the Holyoke warehouse to sales locations, including the Holyoke and Hampshire Malls.

The tradition started in 1917 in the town of Muskeegee, Oklahoma. This year, Girl Scouts across the country expect to sell 200 million boxes of cookies.

Pattie Hallberg, CEO fo the Girl Scouts for Central and Western Massachusetts, told 22News one particular flavor outsells all the rest.

"The clear winner every year continues to be thin mints," Hallberg said. "They are 32 percent of our sales and they're good in the freezer by the way. Put 'em in the freezer, eat 'em cold, yum."

The money earned supports their summer camps and other Girl Scout projects.

With the snow moving in, Friday night might be a good time to stock up. 


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