The sale of Girl Scout cookies was supposed to end Sunday, but the Girl Scouts Council of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois announced Thursday it will continue sales through March 30.
Mother Nature is largely to blame -- or to thank -- for that.
Girl Scouts Brownie Troop 7697 in Dubuque is particularly excited for the extension. While they have almost met their troop goals for cookies sales, they created a promotional video this month they hope goes viral, and this extension will allow more people to see it and buy cookies.
Part of selling Girl Scout cookies is learning about marketing, hence the girls' video. People familiar with the Grammy Award-winning song "Royals," by Lorde, will recognize the tune. These Girl Scouts, however, renamed the song "Loyals."
While these Table Mound Elementary School third graders may disagree on which Girl Scout cookie is their favorite, they all agree selling cookies in this winter's weather hasn't been easy.
"I'm out there with, like, no snow pants, I've got tiny socks and boots on, and I'm freezing!" Girl Scout Sunita Schild described.
"It was freezing cold!" fellow Brownie Emily Viner agreed. "I almost fell over in the snow because I was so cold and so tired - in my yard, though."
Jayme Ironside is Girls Scouts' development manager in Dubuque.
"The weather has been pretty terrible for girls. They haven't been able to meet their individual goals, their troop goals, so we want to give them this time as the weather has broken a bit to get out there and sell cookies," she said. "We've also heard on the same hand from our customers that have said, 'Nobody sold me cookies!'"
People throughout eastern Iowa can now expect to see more Girl Scouts out and about, selling cookies.
To see the the full music video from Girl Scouts Brownie Troop 7697, click HERE.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:41:17 GMT
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