So, You'll Take a Couple O' Boxes, Right?

Northborough scouts plan for the annual Girl Scout Cookie sale.

With 300 Girl Scouts organized into 30 troops, that'll probably translate into a lot of cookies in Northborough. 

A service unit manager for Northborough Girl Scouts, Kendra Owen is an 11-year veteran Girl Scout leader and mother to 15-year-old , a member of her troop. Last year, Owen's Senior Troop 30482 sold an impressive 6,000 boxes of cookies during its sale. Senior Girl Scouts are in grades 9 and 10, and begin selling cookies on Friday, Jan. 20.

There are a number of booth sales scheduled for the weekend of Jan. 20, 21 and 22 at businesses such as , , , local banks and pizza restaurants, according to Owen.

If anyone has made a New Year's resolution not to overeat sweets, you can still help support the local Girl Scouts.

"Customers can purchase boxes of cookies," said Owen, "and our troop makes donations to the ."

Many times, the Girl Scouts have donated cookies to troops overseas. This year, however, a decision had not yet been made regarding the 2012 sale due to the fact that hundreds of thousands of troops have already returned home.

Troop 30482 isn't just about cookies. Just as their peers in other troops in Northborough have done, the girls have completed many community service projects. In fact, the Troop 30482 most recently earned its Silver Award. Owen's troop has also participated in exciting adventures like rock climbing, camping and ziplining and are saving up for a trip to St. John in the United States Virgin Islands.


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