WACO, Texas (KWTX) – Central Texas Girl Scouts are back again selling cookies across the region, and Girl Scouts in Waco are teaming up with local coffee shop Dichotomy to create cookie-inspired lattes coffee.
Jaylynn Merrell, Waco Girl Scout and Robinson High School sophomore, isn’t new to cookie sales. She has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten.
Merrell said the group helped her become who she is today.
“It taught me a lot of decision-making skills,” she said. “It taught me a lot about business ethics, and it really taught me, through interviews, who I want to be when I grow up…it taught me that I wanted to do something with a camera.”
While serving as a Girl Scout, Merrell participated in a project with Dichotomy, a Waco coffee shop.
A partnership with Dichotomy turns Girl Scout cookies into lattes.
“We worked with the Girl Scouts to develop a drink that they thought would taste great and represent their cookies,” says Dichotomy employee Maddie Ely.
The latte is inspired by a different Girl Scout each year. This year, the Waco Girl Scouts chose to create a drink called Peanut Butter Beer, or PB Beer, based on the peanut butter sandwich cookie. Dichotomy offers different syrups to go with the cookies and has created cookie milk, dipping Girl Scout cookies in milk.
“When we meet Girl Scouts, we have them try all the ingredients and taste different ratios of syrup to determine what they like best,” says Ely.
Dichotomy reopened in February after a revamp, and they plan to start serving lattes in February. Girl Scouts of Central Texas will receive a share of the profits.
Girl Scouts also benefit in several ways by selling the cookies at stores around the area. Profits will go to the Boy Scouts as well as the Central Texas Council to provide travel, campus and learning opportunities, Merrell said.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas will be preparing to make some sales to residents in the next few weeks. You can find the Girl Scout booth closest to you by entering your area code on this website.
One cookie that residents at the local stand didn’t want was the new Raspberry Razzle cookie. It is only available online.
“We’re trying to teach our girls online business ethics and how most of us shop online today,” said Melissa Green, a Central Texas program specialist. “You can also buy them from your local Girl Scouts and they’ll ship right to your home.”
Girl Scouts will be selling Adventurefuls, Caramel deLites, Do-si-dos, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Patties, Thin Mints, Toast-Yays and Trefoils at local stands.
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