GIRL SCOUTS IN THE HEART OF PENNSYLVANIA CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST KNOWN SALE OF COOKIES BY GIRL SCOUTS
Girl Scouts Kicks Off Centennial with Debut of New Girl Scout S’mores™ Cookies
January 3, 2017—[HARRISBURG, PA] Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) announced today the movement-wide celebration of the 100th season of Girl Scouts selling cookies. A century ago, girls started participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls in the world: the Girl Scout Cookie Program®, through which girls learn the essential skills they need to become effective leaders, manage finances, and gain self-sufficiency and confidence in handling money. To commemorate this banner year for the organization, the highly-anticipated Girl Scout S’mores™ cookies are now available, joining classics like Thin Mints and Trefoils.
The sale of cookies by Girl Scouts had humble beginnings, born as a way for troops to finance activities. The first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts occurred in 1917, when the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a ser...