Buy cookies in-person and enter for a chance to win cookies for a year


For anyone who hasn’t had a chance to pre-order their favorite Girl Scout cookies, the time to buy them in person has arrived. On Feb. 28, Girl Scout cookie booth sales will begin in Knox County. The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) has been accepting pre-orders since Jan. 10 and will begin onsite sales this weekend.


GSCSA reports that there are 2,285 girls within Knox County. Finding a booth is easier than ever and anyone interested locating a booth should go to and use the booth locator link.


“Booth sales are an important part of teaching business and entrepreneurial skills to the girls. Running the booths allows troop members to work on their decision-making skills as well as money management, communicating with their customers, business ethics, and goal setting,” said GSCSA CEO Booth Kammann. “Girls are running a business every time they open a booth to sell cookies.”


All booth sales will take place in front of local businesses are Feb. 28 through March 23. Booth sale cookie varieties will be limited to the council’s “Top 6” best sellers, and this year, boxes are $4.00 each.


Operation: APPRECIATION continues through the month of booth sales as GSCSA troops try to reach their goal of 20,000 boxes of cookies donated directly to the armed forces in appreciation of their service.


New this year is a contest to win cookies for a year. Facebook users have the opportunity to participate in a new “Want Cookies, Win Cookies!” sweepstakes that will begin on Feb. 28 and end on March 30 at 11:59 p.m. Anyone can enter the contest. Facebook users simply need to “like” the Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachians page, then click the link and enter to win. The winner will be selected randomly and notified within seven days of March 30.


For more information, visit or call 1-800-474-1912.