Wednesday, December 14, 2016

100 Years of Girl Scout Cookie History


Did you know that Girl Scouts have sold cookies for almost a century? Who knew something so classic could still be so cool--and delicious!
Everyone has a special place in their heart for Girl Scout Cookies. For 100 years, Girl Scout Cookies have helped earn money for fun, education and community, and have also played a huge role in transforming girls into young leaders with courage, confidence and character who are making the world a better place.  

Before the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program, which begins Jan. 7, make sure you know your cookie history to share with all your friends and customers.

It all started in 1917 when Girl Scouts in Muskogee, Oklahoma, did what Girl Scouts everywhere always do. They had a great idea, got together, and took action to make it a reality. The girls of Mistletoe Troop hit upon the clever idea to fund their projects by selling cookies they made themselves in their kitchens at home. So simple—and so smart!
Other troops took note, and the idea of Girl Scouts selling cookies took off.
100th_Anniversary_Timeline
Fast forward to this year, when over a million amazing girls will sell hundreds of millions of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to support their mission of making the world a better place. But there’s more work to be done—and more amazing experiences to be had—and we need everyone’s involvement!
How can someone buy these delicacies and be a part of our history?  Finding cookies is as easy as following a link! Let's make this year the best sale ever! For more information on the Girl Scout Cookie Program and 2017 Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council sale, visit www.gssjc.org