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Local Businesses Support Girl Scout Cookie Sales

Girl Scouts from Troop 555 and Daisy Troop 5737 sell cookies to raise funds for a field trip with support from local businesses that allow them to set up booths around town.

Last weekend kicked-off the start of Girl Scout cookie selling season, which runs until March 3.

Girl Scouts from Troop 555 braved a windy evening Friday selling cookies at the at the .

4th-graders Emily Gray, 9, Morgan Hagenbuch, 10, and Riley O'Connor, 9, cheerfully asked passersby to buy cookies so they can raise money to go on a field trip later this year. Last year the troop visited a dude ranch, cookie mom Colleen Haganbuch told Patch.

Emily and Morgan took turns wearing a green sign, taken down due to high winds, which made them look a little like a box of Thin Mints.

"A number of local business support the sale and we would like to recognize them because without them our girls would not be able to earn money for trips and learn about business," said Kristen Fee-O'Connor, Ridley-Springfield Connection Service Unit 509 Manager. "Our girls learn about marketing, budgeting and customer service, all buy selling cookies."  

The , , and Exxon support the sale in Springfield; The troop will also soon set up booths at , , , and in the shopping center, Fee-O'Connor said.

"The bottom line is what that box of cookies does for Girl Scouts. My Daisy Troop has three very shy little girls, who would never speak to adults, who have already sold over 100 boxes. I am so proud of my girls and proud to be a part of this awesome organization," Fee-O'Connor said, relaying a post from another leader.

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 5737 will sell cookies at Colonial Village Shopping Center today, Jan. 29, until 4 p.m. Check Patch for more updates on sale locations.

Cookies are $3.50 per box in Pennsylvania.

Anyone interested in joining the Ridley-Springfield Girl Scouts should email Iwant2beagirlscout@yahoo.com or, for more information, visit www.GirlScoutsRS.com.

Connect with the Ridley-Springfield Girl Scouts on Facebook or Twitter. For more information about the Girl Scouts organization, visit www.girlscouts.org or call 1-800-478-7248. There is even an official Girl Scout Cookie app for iPhone.

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