In celebration of 100 years of Girl Scout cookies, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona will offer a special Girl Scout S’more™ Cookie for fans this season!
In 2017, the Girl Scouts celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first known instance of Girl Scouts selling cookies and learning the basic skills and acumen they need to be leaders in business and sales, manage their personal and family finances, and gain self-sufficiency and confidence handling money. The S’more cookie pays homage to the classic camp experience Girl Scouts encounter at camp roasting marshmallows and sharing stories by the campfire.
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In addition to the S’more Cookie, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona will sell the “Super Six” collection of flavors (Do-Si-Dos®, Samoas®, Savannah Smiles®, Tagalongs®, Thin Mints®, Trefoils®,) and the Gluten-free Toffee-tastics for $5 a box. Cookie sales for the Council begin Saturday, January 14.
“We can’t wait to celebrate this anniversary with our community and what better way to do it than with a S’more cookie?” said Debbie Rich, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. “Through the Girl Scout cookie program, girls learn money management, business ethics, people skills, goal setting and decision making.”
Well before Girl Scout Cookies were produced by licensed bakers to sell nationally, Girl Scouts baked and sold cookies on their own. In 1917, the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project. From these humble and homemade beginnings, Girl Scout cookies have become an icon of American culture and the largest girl-run business in the world.
One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the Cookie Program stay in Southern Arizona to support local Girl Scouting and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through council-sponsored programs, events activities and scholarships for girls as well as cookie rewards.
Learn more about Girl Scouts in Tucson at girlscoutssoaz.org.