The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming are warning residents in the two states of a cookie con that is under way in advance of the scheduled cookie sale later this month. According to Council Spokesperson Anna Paige, there have been reports in parts of Wyoming of callers offering Girl Scout cookies and taking money in advance of the February 11th sale so that those placing orders with them are assured of getting the cookies they want. Those receiving such calls should hang up and only buy Girl Scout cookies directly from a Girl Scout. However, Paige says girls do not take money in advance for orders and the people involved in the scam do not represent Girl Scouting. Paige says the Girl Scout Cookie Program empowers girls to decide how to spend part of the proceeds generated through their business activity, whether it’s for a community service project, trip, or a unique goal designed by the girls. During the 2011 Cookie Program, Girl Scouts throughout Montana and Wyoming earned money to travel with their troops, paid memberships for the 2012 Girl Scout year and credit toward attending Girl Scout camp.