$75,000 worth of cookies. 21,600 boxes of cookies. 1,840 cases of cookies. However you want to break it down, that's a lot of , etc … and that's just for the Nanuet troops.
Kathleen Considine and Theresa Gilliams are known as the "cookie ladies" because they organize the annual cookie drop each year. A huge truck parked in the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Tuesday morning to drop off case after case of girl scout cookies.
"We do this every year and we've been doing this for eight years now," said Gilliams. "We used to bring all the cookies into the church, sort them by troop and bring them all back outside." Now the two cookie ladies have developed a more efficient way to run the cookie drop.
The truck pulls up to five pallets. Considine and Gilliams work with the men unloading cookies to coordinate the pallets by troop. Each troop has a member that comes at a designated time to pick up their pallet of cookies.
“It’s also nice that it’s the 100th year anniversary of girl scouts,” said Considine. “Girl Scouts offered a special incentive this year; the girls get a 100th year patch if they sold 100 boxes and any troop that sold 100 more boxes this year than last year will get activity books for all scouts in that troop.”
Nanuet troops sold 1,840 cases of cookies, which beat out Pearl River’s 1,750 cases. Nanuet troops picked up their cookies Tuesday morning and Pearl River in the afternoon.