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Girl Scouts cookie program turns 100

08 February 2017

The sale of cookies to finance troop activities dates back as early as 1917 (five years after the founding of the Girl Scouts themselves), according to the organization's website.

Think you've tried the Girl Scout S'mores cookie? The ABC Bakers' cookies come in a plastic wrapping while the Little Brownie Bakers' cookies come in the traditional box.

In Washington, the coconut-caramel cookie Samoas are the most-popular choice, a love shared by several states in the South and the Midwest.

Cookie sales go on until March 12th.

Skoal, Copenhagen products recalled due to metal found in cans
Consumers are urged not to open or use the products and to contact to the company to return them and receive a refund. The products were manufactured in the company's Franklin Park, Illinois, facility and shipped across the country.

The proceeds from the sale of Girl Scout cookies go to fund local scout groups. Her daughter, Carson, 18, is a top cookie seller who has earned rewards including an iPad, a computer and a trip to NY.

For the second year, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage across the state of Idaho and United Dairymen of Idaho have teamed up to give to the Idaho Food Bank.

Nutrition: Made with no artificial colors, no high fructose corn syrup, no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, and no GMOs.

Description: "Crispy graham cookie which is double-dipped in a yummy cream icing and a scrumptious chocolate coating". An array of products have tried. Girls can even attend Cookie U in advance of the selling season to help get them on the right track with money management, decision making, people skills, business ethics and goal setting.

Girl Scouts cookie program turns 100