About Boy Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies is one of the most popular strains in circulation today, with a well-balanced high and rock-solid genetics that have spawned crossbreeds as diverse as Thin Mints and Animal Cookies. Not to be outdone, Boy Scout Cookies offers a mellow, indica-leaning high and a crowd pleasing taste. Although no commercial-grade producer has taken credit for BSC’s creation or revealed its lineage, this strain is rumored to be a cross between Girl Scout Cookies and OG Kush. Others conjecture that, like Girl Scout Cookies, BSC has one Durban Poison parent, which in this case is paired with flavorful Blueberry.
Whatever its background, BSC is a potent smoking experience, with a THC content that’s been measured at between 19% and 24%.
BSC is marked by small to medium-sized buds that adhered in dense, cone-shaped form. The tapered buds have the solidly-packed structure more often associated with indica varieties. The twisting leaves are a bright shade of spring green. Many phenotypes also show off patches of purple in their leaves, the result of pigments called anthocyanins in the strain’s genetics that yield blue and purple hues when excited by cold weather during the growing process. Hairy brown to orange pistils twist their way through these colorful flowers, while cloudy white trichomes dot the surfaces and give the buds a very sticky texture.
Fans of GSC will be won over by BSC’s similar flavor profile. When properly cured, the flowers emit a dank, kushy odor, redolent of musk and wet soil. Some sweet and slightly citrus notes lurk underneath, brightening up the overall impression. Breaking up or grinding the dense buds also yields some notes of skunk and pine. When combusted, BSC gives off a smoke that can be harsh and acrid, tickling the palate and making eyes water. This pungent smoke has a sweet and biscuity tastes on the exhale. Notably, BSC has no discernible grape flavors despite its occasional purple coloring -- this is because while the strain’s colors are determined by pigments, its taste is determined by separate chemical compounds called terpenes.
BSC’s high is a bit of a creeper and can take a few minutes to show itself; when it hits, though, it hits all at once, stunning smokers with a suddenly elevated mood and a sharper perception of external stimuli. Furthermore, freely-associative thought patterns can boost smokers’ creativity or propensity for conversation, making this a very social strain. A strong indica backbone keeps any mental effects from veering into overactive “mind race” territory. Smokers can maintain lucidity and focus as they crest this strain’s high. As time passes, BSC’s full physical relaxation kicks in, spurring a tingle that spreads from the core and down through the limbs and extremities. The powerful combination of mental and physical effects provides a great backdrop for everything from cleaning your apartment to lounging and listening to music with friends. As time passes or as dosage is increased, couch-lock becomes increasingly likely, pinning users down in the closest comfortable surroundings. BSC’s variety of effects make it appropriate for use at any time of day. It can be a great wake-and-bake strain, providing an initial burst of energy before tapering into afternoon relaxation. Alternatively, it can be a pleasant nighttime treat for unwinding at home before sleep sets in.
BSC’s versatile effects can be beneficial for medical cannabis patients as well. Its waves of thorough physical sedation can alleviate aches and pains, both temporary and chronic. The strain’s anti-inflammatory properties may also relieve irritations like headaches or indigestion. In high enough doses, it can even combat particularly stubborn cases of insomnia. Because its initial cerebral effects are not overly intense, BSC is a good option for those who are prone to panic and anxiety or who have a low tolerance for THC.
No breeders have made seeds of BSC available for sale online; as such, those looking to grow the stain must obtain clippings from mature plants in order to raise clones. BSC can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate with consistent daytime sunlight. Those looking to bring out the strain’s eye-catching purple potential should expose the plants to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures just before flowering begins.
Somewhat difficult to come by, Boy Scout Cookies is worth sampling as an addition to the Cookie family. The strain’s calm, middle-of-the-road high stands to earn a place in the pantheon of popular staple strains.