Girl Scout Cookies have been a way to fundraise money for the local troops and regional councils since 1917. This year marking the Girl Scout’s 100th anniversary year in service, they are debuting a new cookie call Savannah Smiles.
Savannah Smiles Girl Scout Cookies are a bite-sized lemon cookie dusted with powdered sugar on the outside. The girl scout cookie, Savannah Smiles was inspired by the Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low‘s hometown, Savannah, Georgia.
The Savannah home belonging to the founder of Girl Scout’s, Juliette Low has become an attraction for all Girl Scout’s and those people who love them.
A spokesperson for Little Brownie Bakers, the company that makes Girl Scouts cookies said in a statement, “In the time-worn rooms, each girl considers how, 100 years later, Juliette Low’s story encourages her to dream big and do great things with her life. That’s why we are so proud to offer this special cookie that will delight customers and remind girls of their rich heritage and unlimited future.”
Girl Scouts will launching their own businesses on January 11. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is not just about raising money. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is a hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial program that teaches girls skills that will help them grow into leaders in their own lives, leaders in business and leaders in the world. Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program girls learn goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
In 2010 the non-profit organization had to recall several batches of their Lemon Chalet Crèmes Girl Scout cookies because of “foul smell and taste.” In 2011, Girl Scouts announced that they were going to reduce their Girl Scout cookie line to just six different cookies. They kept their most popular Girl Scout cookies like Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, but dumped Dulce de Leche and Thank You Berry Munch.
Girl Scout Cookies begin booth sales February 18 and still sell for $3.50 per box.