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Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouts Selling Cookies


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It all began in 1917, when an industrious group of Girl Scouts started baking and selling cookies out of a school cafeteria to finance their troop activities. Since then, the start-up that came from those humble beginnings has grown into the largest girl-run business in the world.

To commemorate 100 years of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts, a delicious, new flavor will be available when cookies go on sale in Nebraska on February 3. The highly anticipated “Girl Scout S’mores” is a modern twist on the time-honored campfire treat.

No matter which cookies customers choose, their purchase is an important investment in the girls in their community. The proceeds from the Cookie Program stay in Nebraska to support the local Girl Scout council and its 21,000 girl and adult members. Girls use their funds for their many troop activities, including community service projects.

When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they also develop important life skills such as goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics and people skills.

“Each box of Girl Scout Cookies sold helps girls do incredible things, follow their passions, take the lead in their lives and communities, and change the world,” said Fran Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska.

Cookies will be sold through March 5.

The 2017 Girl Scout Cookie line-up: S’mores, Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Thanks-a-Lot, Lemonades (all still $4.00 per box/package) and gluten-free Trios ($5.00 per package).

Looking for cookies before the sale starts? Give us a little info in this form and we will contact you!

Once the sale starts, put your zip code in our Cookie Booth Locator or call the Cookie Hotline: 877.636.4684.