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The success of Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout cookies are beloved: They are also part of successful marketing and youthful entrepreneurship.

From January to April every year, over a million scouts in the U.S. sell about 200 ...

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How Girl Scout cookies captured the heart of America

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  • Girls Scouts is an organisation for girls ages 5 through 18. The organisation combines life skills, STEM, the outdoors, and entrepreneurship with civic engagement and deliver essential girl-...

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  • In 1917, a troop of Girl Scouts in Muskogee, Oklahoma, held a cookie sale to fund troop activities. The original cookies were home-baked.
  • Other troops followed suit, and in July 1...

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In the late '40s, 29 different bakeries were making Girl Scout cookies, but they have been trimmed down through the years. Today, Girl Scout cookies are produced by two bakeries: ABC Bakers and...

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The proceeds are divided between the council and the particular troop, where it goes toward activities and projects. A girl or her family buy the boxes they sell, which means it is essential to act...

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Besides exasperated parents who feel responsible for the sale of the cookies, health advocates object to the cookies as just another sign of hyperconsumption.

But people love Girl Scout coo...

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