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Girl Scouts Enable Cookies to Scarsdale Commuters

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Girl Scouts from Scarsdale-Edgemont Troop 1948 were out at the East Parkway train station hawking Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas and more during the Thursday afternoon commute, making arriving from work a sweet homecoming for rail riders.

According to Miriam Beveridge, one of three co-leaders of Troop 1948, the Scouts have been allowed to sell at the Scarsdale hot spot outside Starbucks from 4-7:30 p.m. until Friday.

The $760 million Girl Scout Cookie program is the largest girl-led business in the country, according to the Girl Scout's website , with an emphasis on teaching goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

The cookie program has roots that date to 1917, according to the website, five years after Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouting in the United States, with the Scouts and their mothers baking cookies in their kitchens and selling them to raise money.

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