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Feb 8, 2013 10:31 PM by Dustin Klemann - Q2 News

Boxes of donations help cancer patients on National Girl Scout Cookie Day

BILLINGS - Dressed in uniform, carrying a box of your favorite thin mints, you'd be hard pressed to turn down buying a few orders -- and then some -- of boxed baked goods.

But it's not always about selling for the girls in green. On Friday, Girl Scouts delivered baskets of thin mints and special Girl Scout care packages to patients receiving treatment at the Frontier Cancer Center in Billings, and the Big Horn Cancer Center in Cody, Wyoming.

Cancer patients in treatment frequently request thin mint cookies to help soothe stomachs. The thin mints also help take away the metallic taste most patients experience. Girl Scouts ask cookies customers to buy "one more box" as it helps the continuation of donations to cancer patients, active military troops, and other local charities throughout the year.

"The cookie program at Girl Scouts is more than selling cookies," said Sally Leep, CEO of Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming, "Girls learn important skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. The practical skills girls develop through the Girl Scout Cookie Program will serve them for the rest of their lives."

But it doesn't hurt to have a convincing smile with a pen and an order form. Rewards for boxes sold milestones give extra incentive to sell. The two weeks of selling wraps up Saturday, Feb. 9.

If you haven't bought your boxes, Billings and Laurel area Girl Scouts will be selling cookies at Girl Scout Headquarters at 2303 Grand Avenue in Billings. Doors open at 9:30 in the morning and wrap up at 3:30.

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