Last year, 2012, was the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. There was a stamp just for the occasion called Celebrating Scouting. It is still available for sale through the USPS website. In February of this year, the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar will be released. That is very exciting.
In the Beginning...Under Juliette Gordon Low, the woman who brought the Girl Scouts to the United States, cookie sales began back in 1917 to help finance troop activities. At that time, the cookies were homemade by the scouts. It wasn't until 1934 that Girl Scouts began selling commercially baked cookies. By 1937 there were 125 Girl Scout Councils nationwide selling cookies. Today there are over 300 councils selling cookies at different times all year long.
What's in a Name?Ever wondered why the same cookie may have two different names? And why can't you get the same cookies everywhere? The answer is simple. Girl Scout Cookies are baked in two different bakeries, ABC/Interbake Foods and Little Brownie Bakers. Although, there are some differences you should always be able to find Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos (Peanut Butter Sandwiches) and Trefoil (Shortbread) cookies.
Most Popular Girl Scout Cookies, with photos
Which Flavor is Your Favorite?
According to the Girl Scouts of the USA, Thin Mints are the favorite closely followed by Samoas®/Caramel deLites, then it's Peanut Butter Patties®/Tagalongs®, Peanut Butter Sandwich/Do-si-dos™ and then the rest. Thin Mints were my favorite for the longest time. I just love the fact I can eat a chocolate cookie and cleanse my breath at the same time. Animal Treasures were a favorite for a while. I just loved that shortbread cookie on top with chocolate on the bottom. They don't make it anymore. For a while Caramel deLites (Samoas) had just the right caramel, coconut and chocolate combination for me. This year my favorite is the Do-Si-Dos. I'll always be a huge peanut butter fan.
Be sure to SHARE your favorite Girl Scout Cookie or the one you miss.