The Northern Marianas Island Girl Scouts’ first cookie sale on the island last Feb.15 was clearly a runaway success, with 1,300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies being sold out.
It was a very exciting and historic day for the NMI Girl Scouts since this was the first time in the CNMI that the Girl Scouts cookies have been sold to the community, said Michelle Sablan, cookie manager for the NMI Girl Scouts.
By the afternoon of last Saturday, most of the cookies were sold out. Sablan said she is so proud with how well the NMI Girl Scouts did with selling and interacting with each customer. She also lauded the troop leaders and volunteers who also helped to make the event a success.
“It’s very important that the girls learn entrepreneurship and leadership [at a young age] because it helps them with their interpersonal communication skills, fostering creativity, and critical thinking, which are all important to cultivating life skills,” said Sablan.
She said the young members of the NMI Girl Scout have been busy preparing for the past few weeks and they had a cookie rally at the Fiesta Resort and Spa Saipan in Garapan last Jan. 12. The girl scouts learned about the different cookies and got to taste all the flavors that were offered at the cookie rally.
According to Sablan, they were about to get their shipment of Girl Scout cookies through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service Troop Store, with the help of the USA Girl Scouts Overseas and in collaboration with Little Brownie Bakers and AAFES.
Among the cookie flavors that were available were the thin mints, which are crisp wafers covered in a chocolate coating with a natural oil of peppermints; trefoils, which is a traditional shortbread cookies; s’mores that have a chocolate and marshmallow filling in between two graham crackers; samoas, which are a crisp cookies coated with caramel, sprinkled with coconut and striped with dark chocolate coating; tagalongs, crispy cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a rich chocolate coating; do-si-dos, crunchy oatmeal sandwich cookies with a creamy peanut butter filling; and the newest addition to the Girl Scout cookies, lemon-ups, which are crispy lemon cookies.