Answer your doors to the girls (and hopefully they’re wearing their colors). The annual cookie sale is the only way Girl Scouts can earn money for troop activities and camp outs. Door to door is underway now, and booth sales start Feb. 27. The girls will be set up at locations throughout the neighborhood in case you haven’t heard your doorbell ring by then. You can even order by email.

This year’s cookies are Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips, and the new Dulce de Leche

Don’t want cookies in your house because you’re on a diet? Perfectly OK — buy a box or two, or a case, for our soldiers. Project Troop to Troop is a Girl Scout service initiative that encourages members of the community to buy cookies to donate to the armed forces. In 2008, Project Troop to Troop generated more than 135,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies.