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Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Girl Scouts -- The New Terrorists!!! on 03/08/2010 10:20:35 MST Print View

This time of the year, for weeks on end, girl scouts are out in full force. There's just no escaping them! OK, so they don't physically force you to buy their cookies, but you know you pretty much have to...

Saw this on another forum. A picture says a thousand words about consequences...

Shawn Peyton
(alifeoutdoors) - F - MLife

Locale: Iron River, WI
rotfl on 03/08/2010 10:32:09 MST Print View

Ben you almost owe me a new monitor. It's covered in coffee from where I choked laughing. Hilarious.

Cheers

Michael Crosby
(djjmikie) - MLife

Locale: Ky
RE: "Girl Scouts -- The New Terrorists!!!" on 03/08/2010 10:41:35 MST Print View

Too Funny!!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Girl Scouts -- The New Terrorists!!! on 03/08/2010 18:39:12 MST Print View

Anyone know anything about the company that makes these 'girl scout' cookies?? I vaguely recall reading about some pretty hefty profit margins!

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Re: Re: Girl Scouts -- The New Terrorists!!! on 03/08/2010 19:19:59 MST Print View

Several companies make them.

PS And those cookies are evil. Just ate a sleeve of thin mints this afternoon. Well just I'll have to go out in the this weekend and work off the evil!

Edited by gg-man on 03/08/2010 19:21:39 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Girl Scouts -- The New Terrorists!! on 03/08/2010 19:46:10 MST Print View

Mmmmm Thin Mints, Thanks now you've done it.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Girl Scouts -- The New Terrorists!!! on 03/08/2010 19:48:45 MST Print View

Them Thin Mints are poison, I tell ya!!!

From the other forum:

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Re: Girl Scouts -- The New Terrorists!!! on 03/08/2010 19:55:01 MST Print View

Looks like a good amount of calories for the weight with a kicker.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Girl Scouts -- The New Terrorists!!! on 03/08/2010 21:33:05 MST Print View

And those cookies are evil. Just ate a sleeve of thin mints this afternoon. Well just I'll have to go out in the this weekend and work off the evil!

Thin Mints are enjoyable ... but it's Samoa's that are my downfall.

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Girl Scouts on 03/08/2010 21:38:01 MST Print View

I have one in the house. Boxes everywhere.

In the USA there are two licensed bakers- each local council can choose which to buy from. ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers- each is owned by a big food conglomerate.

In our area the price is $4 per box. The wholesale price FOB the bakery is about $0.90; transportation and distribution about $0.25; prizes for the girls about $0.10. That leaves $2.75 profit of which my daughter's troop gets $0.75 and the local council gets $2.00.

Some of the council's profit goes to marketing supplies, but generally by using volunteers to do most of the work- plus grocery stores and employers letting people sell makes it a very efficient way to finance the many beneficial programs for Girl Scouts and their communities. (How's that for spin?)

Edited by jimqpublic on 03/08/2010 21:42:09 MST.

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Girl Scouts on 03/08/2010 22:28:14 MST Print View

Little Brownie Bakers is the bakery associated with the recent recall of Chalet Lemon Cremes - it's actually a "stock recovery" - due to off flavors allegedly associated with one of the oils used.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Girl Scouts on 03/08/2010 22:29:24 MST Print View

Jim:

Thanks for the info. The margin in favor of the scouts is actually better than I thought -- which is of course a good thing.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Girl Scouts on 03/08/2010 22:33:21 MST Print View

Could they have gotten a creepier looking girl?

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Girl Scouts on 03/08/2010 22:42:46 MST Print View

What??? The girl-scouts don't bake their own cookies? I thought that was part of the whole reason for them going around selling the da*nedd things? As part of their badges thingie. What is the world coming to?

Edit: Wow! So it's okay to write "terrorist" (a far more dangerous word today), but not "da*n"?!?! Boy, talk about prudish!

Edited by butuki on 03/08/2010 22:58:20 MST.

Chad Miller
(chadnsc)

Locale: Duluth, Minnesota
Samoas! Num, num, num. on 03/09/2010 10:52:40 MST Print View

Jim wrote:

"Thin Mints are enjoyable ... but it's Samoa's that are my downfall."

Oh god, Samoa's, now those are the cookie version of an eight ball. :)

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Samoas! Num, num, num. on 03/09/2010 15:43:28 MST Print View

It should be noted that Girls Scout cookies exceed the 125 calories per ounce standard for ultralight nutrition ... ranging from 130 to 159!

source: http://www.girlscoutcookies.org/

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Re: Re: Samoas! Num, num, num. on 03/10/2010 08:52:44 MST Print View

"It should be noted that Girls Scout cookies exceed the 125 calories per ounce standard for ultralight nutrition ... ranging from 130 to 159!"

Yes but....
a dap of peanut butter will take those babies north of 130.