Anson County Girl Scouts: S’Mores sold out, others still available

By: By Imari Scarbrough - iscarbrough@civitasmedia.com
For the Record The Girl Scouts introduced a new cookie, S’Mores, in January to celebrate 100 years of the scouts selling cookies. The new cookies have been sold out.

So long, S’Mores.

The newest cookie in the Girl Scout’s product list was introduced last month and is now completely sold out, according to county Girl Scout leader Neil Kirby.

Many of the boxes of S’Mores were sold to repeat customers who tested the cookies and came back for more boxes, Kirby said.

“The Samoas are still the most popular cookie, and the Do-si-dos,” Kirby said. “Right now, I would say (S’Mores) would probably rank third, but like I said, we completely sold more of them, so it’s hard to tell.”

It isn’t just the troop or the regional council that has sold out. They’re completely unavailable — even online.

“They sold a lot better than they had anticipated because they pre-ordered and we’ve completely sold out of what we had ordered,” Kirby said. “We ordered only so much hoping we’d sell those. They sold really well.”

The graham sandwich cookies were filled with chocolate and marshmallow filling, according to a January press release on the new product.

“We have had a lot of requests for them, but they’re gone, and we can’t get any more,” Kirby continued. “They are gone council-wide.”

There are 12 boxes per case, and Anson’s two troops sold all 14 cases they ordered.

The two troops have worked hard and sold almost 4,000 boxes since the sale began Feb. 10. That number is slightly higher than it was at the same time last year, and the girls still have about two weeks left to sell cookies.

In Anson, most cookies are sold through door-to-door sales or at the cookie booths at IGA and Walmart in Wadesboro.

Even though the new S’Mores cookies are gone, the other varieties are still available, Kirby said. Once this sale is over, the cookies won’t be available for pre-order until December, and delivery will begin again next February.

County troops

Anson has two troops, fewer than previous years but still selling well, Kirby said.

“Last year, we had four troops,” she said. “This year, we have two. Six years ago we had 10 troops.” She has six girls in her troop, but only two participating in the cookie sale.

Kirby, who leads Troop 3525 and has been a volunteer for 7 years, said that while Scouts are willing, it is difficult to find leaders.

At $0.60 profit per box sold, the troops made about $2,400 as of Feb. 20. Fifty percent of the total sales proceeds will be donated to the annual cancer walk in Ansonville, the domestic violence shelter and the county animal shelter.

The S’Mores sold for $5 per box, as do the gluten-free Toffee-tastic cookies. All other boxes — the Do-si-dos, Samoas, Savannah Smiles, Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Trefoils — are $4.

The Girl Scouts will be at Walmart from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday evening, and at both IGA and Walmart from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. They will be available to sell cookies at the same times and locations next weekend, as well. The two troops alternate staffing the locations each weekend.

“Please come out and buy our cookies!” Kirby said.

To learn about volunteering, contact Neil Kirby at 704-465-8197. Kirby’s troop meets at Calvary Episcopal Church twice a month, and the Peachland-Polkton troop meets twice a month at Peachland Methodist Church.

Reach reporter Imari Scarbrough at 704-994-5471 and follow her on Twitter @ImariScarbrough.

For the Record The Girl Scouts introduced a new cookie, S’Mores, in January to celebrate 100 years of the scouts selling cookies. The new cookies have been sold out.
https://ansonrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_smores.jpgFor the Record The Girl Scouts introduced a new cookie, S’Mores, in January to celebrate 100 years of the scouts selling cookies. The new cookies have been sold out.

By Imari Scarbrough

iscarbrough@civitasmedia.com