Girl Scout Cookies arrive in West Seattle – with 2 new features

Our video shows the scene inside the Alaska Marine Lines loading dock on West Marginal Way SW this morning – about two hours after West Seattle’s 30,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies arrived, and about two hours before they were all scheduled to be gone, picked up by reps of the 25 troops selling cookies in our area this year. From outside the dock:

As always, volunteers young and old helped out – coordinated by West Seattle Service Unit Cookie Manager Cheryl Brown – including this group we got to stop down for a photo:

What’s new this year, you ask? Two things: First, the new flavor is Thank You Berry Munch, described as:

Real, premium cranberries provide a delightful tartness in these hearty cookies sweetened with creamy white fudge chips.

And of course, as you probably noticed in the video, older faves are still available too, like Samoas, Thin Mints, last year’s new flavor Dulce de Leche …But here’s what’s really big: The Cookie Locator. Once cookie sales officially begin next Friday, February 26th, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington website will have a spot for you to enter your zip code and find the locations and times where you’ll find cookie sales nearby! (Around Western Washington, Cheryl says, 18,844 girls sold 2,773,288 boxes of cookies last year; 112,569 were donated to Operation Cookie Drop – you can buy a box of cookies to be donated to U.S. military personnel.)

5 Replies to "Girl Scout Cookies arrive in West Seattle - with 2 new features"

  • zero-to-life in West Seattle February 21, 2010 (12:42 pm)

    Awwww, makes me think of my days as troop cookie mom. So glad to see the tradition continues; hope to buy some soon from in front of the grocery stores!

  • Norma Berube-Adler February 21, 2010 (3:44 pm)

    I now live in Lakewood & can hardly wait to buy some. Partial to vanilla

  • Troop Leader Danielle Otey, aka SKITTLES February 22, 2010 (11:23 am)

    That is so cool! some of the girls from our troop made it on the blog & YouTube video! WTG Daisy Troop #43034!!!

  • dsa February 22, 2010 (7:31 pm)

    How did these get to the Alaska Marine Lines loading dock? Were they baked in Alaska?

  • Troop Leader Bonnie February 24, 2010 (9:19 pm)

    The cookies come by semi-truck from Little Brownie Bakery–or whomever they contract with in Western WA. Our Girl Scout Service Unit in West Seattle needed somewhere to unload the cookies and distribute them. The folks at Alaska Marine Lines donate a Saturday every year to us to unload and distribute our cookies. They have a wonderful gentleman who operates the fork lift for us throughout the day–we reward him with a good supply of cookies!

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