10 Things You Should Know About Girl Scout Cookies Before Ordering Some This Season


If you were ever a Girl Scout yourself or have ever enjoyed a nice Girl Scout cookie, you know how absolutely delicious they are! Thankfully for all of us, it is Girl Scout cookie season, which means we can expect to see our favorite little Girl Scouts going door-to-door or standing in front of our grocery store selling their cookies.

Girl Scout cookies have actually been around for quite a while now and have quite the history behind it. Whether you’re a diehard fan of the Samoa cookie or you could go for a whole sleeve of minty Thin Mints, you love them all. Here are 10 things you should know about Girl Scout cookies before ordering!


1. They’ve been around since 1917

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Girl Scout cookies have actually been around for a little over 100 years! Their first-known cookie sale was in that year, which prompted more recipes to be shared.

2. Nationwide sales occurred shortly after

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Cookie sales were soaring and by 1937, sales were going coast to coast throughout the United States. The official Girl Scout Cookie name even started appearing on boxes by that time!


3. Cookies to Calendars


In 1944, calendars were actually put in place of the cookies due to wartime shortages.

4. Outside activities

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The Girl Scouts had a dedication to nature and the outdoors, and in 1961, they were able to use its earnings to fund outdoor activities! Many of these activities included field trips and sleep-away camps.

5. Earth Day

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The Girl Scouts helped with celebrating the very first Earth Day in 1970 by collaborating with environmental action programs. They also reflected this change by featuring outdoor activities on their redesigned boxes.

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