Local Girl Scouts will continue to sell cookies into March

Members of Kappa Delta Sorority stand at the corner of Claflin Rd. and Manhattan Ave. to direct oncoming cars to the Kappa Delta Chapter House to help support the Girl Scouts on Feb. 13, 2017 (Sabrina Cline | Collegian Media Group)

Regional Girl Scouts will continue selling their cookies at business locations in Manhattan through March 10.

Pathfinder and Walmart are two final locations, and associated times and dates are searchable online by zip code.

Killian Bixby from Wamego, sold cookies Saturday in Manhattan Town Center with Troop 4247, fundraising for an overnight camping trip at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas. It is her third year in Brownies, the Girl Scouts program for ages 6-8.

Bixby said Thin Mints are a personal favorite “because you can put them in the freezer.” She also likes Peanut Butter Patties and Shortbread cookies with Nutella hazelnut spread.

Landen Wenneker, junior in philosophy, said Thin Mints are his favorite type of Girl Scouts Cookies.

“I think the simple answer is that they taste good,” Wenneker said.

Despite the taste, he will not be buying any this year to save money. Troops sell their cookies for $4 or $5 per box.

“I am a college student living off of ramen,” Wenneker said.

Bixby’s father, Jared Bixby, does the ordering for the troop and said sales are a little down this year due to the weather.

“We had another event scheduled this afternoon, and we ended up cancelling that one,” he said on Saturday. “Also, I know Killian and I have walked our neighborhood; but with the snow and everything, that’s been more challenging to get back out and do that.”