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Fun Fact February 25, 2020.

25 February 2020


Samoas, Peanut Butter Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos or the ever popular Thin Mints.  Today we’re talking Girl Scout Cookies!  Girl Scout Cookies had their earliest beginnings in the kitchens and ovens of girl members, with moms volunteering as technical advisers. The sale of cookies as a way to finance troop activities began as early as 1917, five years after Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouts in the United States, when the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project.  It wasn’t until the mid 1930’s that the Girl Scout organization began the process of licensing the first commercial bakers to produce cookies that would be sold nationwide by girls in Girl Scout councils.  At one time there were as many as 29 bakeries across the country authorized to make the iconic cookies.  Today there is only two that supply the nearly 200 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies that are sold annually.  Thinking about getting a box or two?  There is an app for that.  It’s called the Girl Scout Cooking Finder app and it will let you know where and when your local troops are selling the boxes of deliciousness.  Little known fact; There are never leftover Girl Scout Cookies, at least not in my house.