Are you a cookie lover? Of course you are! Everyone loves them! What if you could eat cookies and contribute towards funding the camps and activities for little girls, along with gaining those extra calories? Won’t that just make you feel wonderful about yourself?! And a little less guilty about putting on those extra pounds.!
For the little bold girls, every New Year brings with itself something much more. They have the Cookie Championship to look forward to every January. You’ll witness an amalgam of joy, pride and enthusiasm along with their green, blue or brown uniform. After the final product is made, these little angels hop from door to door to pitch their goods to friends, family and neighbors.
This tradition started about a hundred years back, in the early 1900s. They are taught about work and finance while having fun doing the same. The cookies have become a “trick or treat” for the communities. It makes them learn and feel independent at a very young age. In the early years, the girls along with their mothers used to bake the cookies at home instead of the licensed commercial bakers that take care of the baking now. It’s a part of the essential troop activities of the Girl Scout to sell cookies and raise money for their activities. Early Girl Scout cookies were just plain sugar cookies packaged in wax paper bags and sold door to door for 25 to 35 cents a dozen. Now, every Girl Scout cookie has a mission.
New cookie box designs have been introduced which are bold and bright, capturing the spirit of Girl Scouting. The girl scout cookie championship has given these girls an edge over the others as it hones their valuable life skills and inculcates confidence along with making their communities a better place.
1.6 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies had been purchased by the Utahns in 2012, the highest per-girl average sales in the nation, with an average of 335 boxes sold per Girl Scout. Since the 1950s, Trefoils, Do-si-dos and Thin Mints have been staples on the Girl Scout cookie order sheet. Caramel and coconut cookie, Samoas, have been around since the 1970s, along with Tagalongs, which were familiarized in 1976.
What’s more, the flavors are not limited to just 2 or 3. Instead, you can enjoy around 12 different cookies this year. Wanna know the names? Well, here goes- Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Lemonades, Savannah Smiles, Thanks-A-Lot, Dulce de Lece, Cranberry Citrus Crisps, Chocolate Chip Shortbread and Thank U Berry Munch! Ummm!! Interesting! I’m sure it got your taste buds watering just by reading the names! So, what are you waiting for? Go and grab a box or two and vote for your desired one!