Thirty-three troops of Mahwah Girl Scouts sold 22,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year. According to Girl Scout mom and this year’s cookie order organizer Margie Murphy, that makes the township one of the Top 5 cookie-selling municipalities in the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey organization.
Saturday, Murphy and a group of about 10 volunteers received the massive delivery of the Girl Scout cookies at the Mahwah Senior Center from a distributor in Orange County, NY, and sorted them all.
“We sold over 1,700 cases. That’s two box trucks worth of cookies,” Murphy told Patch.
“The entire middle section of the senior center was just filled with stacks and stacks of cookie boxes. I think that’s pretty impressive.”
Murphy, who coordinated the delivery for the first time this year, said she thinks the scouts in the township are behind its high sale numbers.
“We have a really strong, active Girl Scout base in this town,” she said.
“And the girls get really excited to do this. It only happens once a year.”
So, the big question is, which type of cookie did Murphy and her crew unwrap most of? What’s the most popular Girl Scout cookie in Mahwah?
“Thin Mints,” she said. “By a landslide. “We had 500 cases of just Thin Mints, nearly a third of the entire order.”
After Thin Mints, Mahwah cookie-buyers choose Tagalongs (the peanut butter patties) as the second most popular, followed by Samoas (caramel and coconut), Trefoils (shortbread), and Do-si-dos (peanut butter sandwich).
If you missed out on ordering cookies, never fear. Murphy said troops will be running cookie booths all over town through the end of the month, where locals can purchase the sweet treats.