Girl Scouts kick-off cookie season with a party at the NYS Fairgrounds

The organization is offering the new S'mores cookie this year

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Get ready to choose between Thin Mints, Somaos and Tagalongs!

Girl Scouts across Central New York are officially kicking off cookie season.

At the NYS Fairgrounds on Saturday, members got to sample the goods before they sell them.

Volunteers cooked up the original sugar cookie recipe to celebrate a century of Girls Scouts.

Organizers say fans can look forward to a new treat this year, the S'mores cookie.

One local leader told us more than 1.8-million Girl Scout cookies were sold in the region last year.

"I think it is really important because it helps girls grow confidence, character, and courage really and it helps with business skills in future events," said young Maria Decaro, with Girl Scout Troop 11020.

Customers can pick up a box through the end of March.

For people who don't eat the cookies, the Girl Scouts created a program to donate boxes.

Click here to find cookies.

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