Girl Scout Cookies sales start now

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By Lori Hollenback By Lori Hollenback

It’s that time of year again; time to order Girl Scout Cookies and this year the Girl Scouts have introduced a new cookie for 2012, Savannah Smiles. The Girl Scouts describe the Savannah Smiles cookie as a lemon wedge dusted in powder sugar and bursting with zesty lemon flavor. The Savannah Smile is just one of many cookies and was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.

Over the years the Girl Scout cookies sold have included Samoas, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, Thank U Berry Munch, Dulce de Leche, Thanks-A-Lot, Shortbread, Shout Outs, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos and the staple, Thin Mints. According to the Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scout Group the 2012 Girl Scout Cookies are Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Thin Mints, Samoas and the new Savannah Smiles. Girl Scout Cookies sales start now. Visit Girl Scouts online to find Girl Scout Cookies in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Origination of Girl Scout Cookies
The creation and selling of Girl Scout Cookies dates back to the 1920’s when Florence E. Neil submitted a cookie recipe in The American Girl Magazine and estimated costs of $.26 - $.36 for six to seven dozen cookies. Ms. Neil then suggested the cookies be sold to troops at. $25 - $.35 per dozen cookies. Today the sale of Girl Scout Cookies continues and with every purchase 70% of the proceeds go directly to the local Girl Scout council with the remaining balance going to the baker to pay for the cookies. Want to learn more about Girl Scout Cookies? Visit Girl Scout Cookies FAQ.