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A Walk Down Memory Lane

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Girl Scout alumna Diane Laquerre Alello stopped in the Baton Rouge service center Friday with a few items to donate to our archives: a Girl Scout knife, mess kit, and canteen, still in their original boxes. A retired nurse of 45 years, Diane’s fondest Girl Scout memories are of selling cookies, pulling her little red wagon in her Baton Rouge neighborhood and sitting outside her uncle’s store, back when “Girl Scout cookies were 50 cents a box.”

It was the early 1960s, and her mother was cookie chairman for all of Baton Rouge. Cookies were delivered to her house in an 18 wheeler, filling the house with mountains of cookies.

“I loved selling cookies.  There was no pre-order back then, and the first one there got the sale.”

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