Girl Scout Cookies, A History

Get your wallets out and your fat pants on y'all because Girl Scout Cookie season is almost here!

The tiny girls in the green sashes with Samoas in one hand and Thin Mints in the other have been a part of America's sugar loving lives for years.

But did you know this marks the 101st year?

The sale of the cookies started in 1917 in Oklahoma as the young ladies of the Mistletoe Troop wanted to find a way to fund their projects.

One such way was to sell the delicious cookies they baked at home and the rest is history.

Nowadays, the sales of these cookies have been used to raise money for things like care packages to children fighting cancer and buying bulletproof vests for police officers.

It's been a long time since the days of home-baked cookies, as the troops now use the internet to their advantage by using the Digital Cookies online sale system, the Cookie Finder app or through their normal Girl Scouts webpage.

Girl Scout Cookie season runs from January 28 through March 11. 

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