Yes, I was once part of the Girl Scouts organization myself. When I was a child, I was part of my local Brownies troop, which accepts kids in second and third grade, according to the website. While it was a short-lived scouting career for me, my love for the cookies I sold still lives on today.
Representatives from the organization told me that the cookie season generally takes place from January to April, depending on the local market and Girl Scout council decisions (some start in December).
So in order to taste and rank as many as possible at the start of the season, Girl Scouts sent me 12 boxes of cookies (the 13th cookie, Caramel Chocolate Chip, was not received in time).
I reviewed the cookies to help you decide which ones are worth buying and which are worth skipping. Since we don't all have the same flavor preferences, I ranked the varieties based on how well I thought the tastes matched up with the descriptions on their boxes, and how well I thought the flavors worked together.
Typically, if someone offers me a Thin Mint, Samoa, or Tagalong, I'm not going to turn it down. But after tasting these 12 flavors available this year, I might have a tougher time deciding which cookie to reach for.