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Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians to hold ‘Great Cookie Tasting’

March 18, 2024

Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will hold the first “Great Cookie Tasting” with Yee-Haw Brewing Co. on Tuesday, March 26, from 6-8 p.m. for an adult evening of food, beverages and fun.

A few folks on the Yee-Haw Brewing Co. team are hard at work pairing signature Girl Scout cookies with beverages. Photo courtesy of Yee-Haw Brewing Co.

Marking the finale of the 2024 Girl Scout Cookie season, Yee-Haw will pair its Tennessee libations with the organization’s signature cookies. The Girl Scouts also will crown “East Tennessee’s Favorite Cookie” from The Great Cookie Competition.

“The Great Cookie Tasting will be a fun evening for adults to celebrate the end of cookie season, as well as the Great Cookie Competition and all of the hard work our girls and Cookie Competitors have put in to make it so successful,” said Lynne Fugate, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA). “I’m also excited to see what cookie wins the East Tennessee region. We all have our favorites, but the competition will decide the top winner.”

The East Tennessee Region competitors are Craig Pickett Jr., representing Thin Mints; Tavis Bailey, Samoas; Taylor Boyer Redmond, Tagalongs; Colleen Cruze Bhatti, Do-si-dos; Kevin Swider, Trefoils; and Whitney Kent, Adventurefuls.

Tickets are $20 and are available for purchase at The price includes one flight of beer paired with four Girl Scout cookies and light appetizers.

Proceeds from the event stay local and will be used to bridge the Girl Scout experience funding gap, as well as enrich program offerings and support regional GSCSA camps and community troops. Generous sponsors of the event include Yee-Haw Brewing Company and MoxCar.

About Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians

Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, offering programs that give every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of entrepreneurship, adventure, and success. The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians has more than 10,000 girl and adult members in 46 counties from southwest Virginia, through eastern Tennessee, and northern Georgia. Membership is open to all girls from kindergarten through their senior year in high school. Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. For more information, visit or call 800-474-1912.