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Here’s What a Warehouse Full of Girl Scout Cookies Looks Like

Here’s What a Warehouse Full of Girl Scout Cookies Looks Like
All photographs by Dan Chung.

This year in early January, 300,000 plastic-wrapped cases of Girl Scout cookies—some $10 million worth of classic Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, and trendy additions such as gluten-free Toffee-tastics—arrived in a Sterling warehouse for distribution around the region. After being broken down into the local Girl Scout troops’ orders, DC’s cookies will be trucked to the parking lot of RFK Stadium for pickup a month later. Scouts such as Lucy, Haley, Jillian, and Rainia (shown in photos above and below) will bring in an estimated $3 million to support projects in a 25-county area around the District.

Girl Scout cookies. Photograph by Dan Chung.

Girl Scout cookies. Photograph by Dan Chung.

Girl Scout cookies. Photograph by Dan Chung.

This article appears in the February 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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