Great Falls

Jan 27, 2013 3:10 PM by Beth Beechie

Girl Scouts cookie season hits Great Falls

While some 15-year-olds spend their Saturdays sleeping in, when it's the first day of Girl Scout Cookie sales, Kyla Campbell of Great Falls is up and ready to sell.

"You know the first day of cookie sales, in our house, we wake up super early, we get ready, and head out as soon as we can to try and sell as much as we can the first day," the 9th year Girl Scout said.

Kyla said some days she had more luck than others while going door-to-door, but she's set some pretty high daily records.

"Probably 150 to 200 (in a day)? But the most I've sold for a year is 1,020 boxes," she said.

That record was set in Texas where the Campbell's lived before her dad was stationed here in Great Falls. She said knowing how much she'd move around was the main reason for joining the Girl Scouts.

"Growing up in a military family, it's nice to have something that you know wherever you go, you're always going to have that one stable thing in your life," she said.

Now in Great Falls, Kyla said her gold isn't to sell a thousand boxes this year. But she and her 12-year-old sister take the selling business, pretty seriously.

"It'd be like, 'OK, you get this side of the street, I'll get this side of the street. Let get this done,'" she said with a laugh.

But after all the cookie sales, Kyla said the best parts aren't the prizes Girl Scouts can win, but the new community members she gets to know.

"I really like meeting the new people and being able to get to chit-chat with them about Girl Scouts and why I love it so much."

This year all Great Falls Girl Scouts will be selling boxes of Thin Mints you can purchase to be donated to patients at the Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute.

Delivery of the Girl Scout cookies is scheduled for March 4th through the 13th, but if the weather turns ugly, those shipments could be postponed.