Tough Economy Means Some Girl Scout Cookies Could Disappear

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Each year as sure as the first signs of spring, Girl Scouts gather, troops are rallied and cookie season begins anew -- this year, however, a down economy is changing the way the girls in green go about their $714 million-dollar-business.

The biggest news: not all of the cookies will be returning. According to the Wall Street Journall, a dozen Girl Scout councils will be experimenting with a Super Six Programin 2011 aimed at cutting costs and increasing profits. These troops will be pedaling only the top six, best-selling cookies: Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Samoas (aka Caramel deLites), Tagalongs (aka Peanut Butter Patties) and Lemon Chalet Cremes. It's a proven, all-star lineup and if it pans out, under-performing cookies stand a good chance of being cut -- permanently.