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The success of Girl Scout Cookies

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 million boxes of cookies. The sales are more than Oreo sales.


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Facts about Girl Scout cookies

  • 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-led programming.
  • Girl Scouts sell cookies.
  • There are 12 essential types of Girl Sco...

People continue to support Girl Scout Cookies

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 cookies - partly because of taste and part because of the nostalgia. They remind you of childhood. They ...

The history of Girl Scout Cookies

  • 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 1922, the American Girl magazine published a recipe for basic sugar cookies, intended for troop sales.

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