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Nacogdoches Girl Scout troop striving to sell cookie surplus

Lillian Roberson, 8, stands to a stack of thin mints twice her height.  (Source: KTRE Staff) Lillian Roberson, 8, stands to a stack of thin mints twice her height. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Pamela Temple, Girl Scout leader for Troop 1850 had over a $100,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies to sell following a calculation error by a parent.  (Source: KTRE Staff) Pamela Temple, Girl Scout leader for Troop 1850 had over a $100,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies to sell following a calculation error by a parent. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Pamela Temple, Girl Scout leader for Troop 1850 had over a $100,000 worth o Girl Scout cookies to sell following a calculation error by a parent.  (Source: KTRE Staff) Pamela Temple, Girl Scout leader for Troop 1850 had over a $100,000 worth o Girl Scout cookies to sell following a calculation error by a parent. (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

A mathematical error, or cookie catastrophe, by a Nacogdoches Girl Scout troop cookie manager led to a very costly mistake.

Only cookie buyers can get the troop out of the bind.

It's every Girl Scout leader’s nightmare - too many cookies and not enough sales. For Pamela Temple, the Girl Scout leader of Troop 1850, it’s a living nightmare. 

"We got three times the number of cookies than we needed. And by the time we figured it out as a troop it was too late to stop the order."

At February’s cookie drop. A tractor-trailer made the delivery.  

"We started with 33,000 boxes of cookies, which was 2770 cases, which was over $100,000 in cookies,” Temple said.

For the last six week scouts and parents have reduced the load, but not enough to even break even. 

"We still have about 7,000 boxes to get rid of until we can pay council what we owe them, but that's leaving the girls with nothing,” Temple said.

Cookie sale profits pay for troops' activities.

"Camping, STEM programs to arts programs, and Troop 1850 does wonderful community service here in the Nacogdoches area, and so supporting the cookie program supports all those efforts,” said Alexandra Reilman, a volunteer.

A stack of Thin Mints is twice the height of 4-foot Lillian Roberson. The 8-year-old plans to turn on the charm to make the sales.

"This is our last weekend of selling cookies, and we will try our hardest to sell all the cookies,” Roberson said.

The girls will be at both Nacogdoches Walmart locations and Lowes starting tonight and through Sunday. To contact temple about buying Girl Scout cookies, call (281) 546-8233.

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