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100 years of Girl Scout Cookies

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm

It’s the greatest time of the year: Girl Scout Cookie Season. From January until the end of March, Girl Scout Troop 308 will be all over upper Northumberland selling those famous cookies we can only get one time a year. This cookie season is remarkably special as they help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scout Cookies.

The cookie program has been around since 1917 and began with a group of Girl Scouts in Muskogee, Oklahoma, according the Girl Scouts website. It represents the largest girl led business in the world, according to Troop 308 Leader Angie Dawson. Since it’s creation, the cookie program has hit many major milestones including the introduction of an online Digital Cookie program in 2014.

This year they’ve created special 100th anniversary s’mores cookies to commemorate the iconic symbol of Girl Scouts and s’mores. Girl Scouts introduced their famous s’mores recipe in 1925, according their website. The s’mores cookies option that Troop 308 sells features a crispy graham cookie double dipped in crème icing and finished with a chocolate coating. According to Dawson, this has been one of this year’s best sellers alongside the “Lemonades” and the ever-popular classic, Thin Mints.

Read more in the March 8 edition of the Northumberland Echo!

By Taylor O’Bier