They're finally here!

Little angels at every store wearing vests of different colors and carrying the perfect cookies can mean only one thing: It's time for Girl Scout cookies.

Cookie booths are everywhere throughout the Crescenta Valley area from Feb. 28 to March 22. For more than 80 years, Girl Scouts have been selling cookies to raise funds for their troops and the organization.

“We went camping to Leo Carillo [with our cookie money],” said Girl Scout Laurne Cota. “And we went to the Pasadena Humane Society to donate blankets and other stuff.” The troop used part of their cookie money to help the society.

“A lot of people like Girl Scout cookies, but when people don't like them they donate the boxes to soldiers,” said Girl Scout Alyssa Daidone. Many of the Girl Scout troops are selling cookies to send to those serving in the military. Buying Girl Scout Cookies help the girls learn business skills as well as teamwork.

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This article was written (and photos taken), by Girl Scout Troop 286. Beth Gruss, Kate Linkchorst, Francesca Ragusa, Ashley Pratt, Jane Lee, Jean Han, Erin Patali and Katherine So. Special to the Valley Sun.


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