Seven-year-old Angela Goen has an ambitious goal, one she will work toward for nearly three months.
"I want to sell 200 boxes of cookies," Angela said.
Angela is a Brownie Girl Scout working to raise money for her council and troop. She will go door-to-door from Jan. 22 to March 13 asking neighbors, friends and strangers to buy a box of cookies.
Angela exceeded her goal of 75 boxes last year, and her mother, Cammie Goen, said she noticed that some people couldn't resist a cute little girl selling sweets.
But the annual Girl Scout cookie sale requires more than cute kids and irresistible cookies.
Joining Angela is a team of hundreds of volunteers, troop leaders and sales managers who go through weeks of training to ensure the cookie sale is successful.
Cookie managers are volunteers who oversee multiple troops. The volunteers help to organize the cookie sale and make sure the troop leaders turn in all their paperwork on time, said Trish Rusch, a cookie manager for 37 troops. This year's cookie managers have been training and preparing since December.
In previous years, cookie managers held training sessions for the troops they were managing, Rush said. But this year, all troop leaders in Sedgwick County will be trained at the same time.
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