AUSTIN, Texas — It's the most dangerous time of the year for our wallets -- the Girl Scouts will soon begin swarming around town to sell those beloved cookies.

The girls at Troop 2959 spent the Sunday getting ready for the big rush.

They all used phony booths to practice selling their products, making sure to check for allergies, exchanging money, and they also reviewed rules for staying safe. 

Troop leaders said safety is always a top priority for the scouts. When selling cookies, the girls always have to be with a parent, they aren't allowed to enter homes, and they are told to never approach cars.

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While selling cookies is certainly an important part of being a Girl Scout, leaders said it's not the only thing that matters.

"We sell cookies so we can go do great things in our community, so we can have fun, and so we can work on our leadership skills," said Girl Scout Troop 2959 Leader Amy Wallquist. "Girl Scouts is awesome and so much more than cookies."

The Girl Scouts are selling a new type of cookie this year -- a gluten-free caramel chocolate chip cookie. They've also begun accepting credit cards as a form of payment.

So if you buy too many boxes, just remember it's all for a good cause. 

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