NEW YORK (WLNY) — Friday is National Girl Scout Cookie Day, and local Girl Scouts Emma Lopez Fonte and Katie Genari visited The Couch to bring us some snacks.

Around the Tri-State, the Girls Scouts of America are out in full force to sell cookies at this time of year.

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But Girl Scouts leaders said the popular program is about way more than Samoas, Thin Mints or Do-si-dos.

“The Girl Scout Cookie program really isn’t about pastry. It is about teaching girls to learn and earn their way in this world and this is what we’re all about,” Nassau County chapter CEO Donna Ceravolo told WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall.

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