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Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout cookies have been part of the American scene since the first Girl Scouts began selling homemade cookies to raise money for local troop activities in 1917 in Oklahoma. The first organized sale of Girl Scout cookies began in Philadelphia in 1933. Interest in using cookies to raise funds soon spread to other troops. Within a few years, demand had outstripped supply, and the organization turned to professional bakers to provide sweets such as the Thin Mint and peanut butter sandwich cookies for national consumption. The popular Thin Mint regularly accounts for a fourth of all sales of Girl Scout cookies. Over the course of the 20th century, the sale of Girl Scout cookies became a multimillion-dollar business, with the Girl Scouts of America ...

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