FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Many know the organization by its delicious cookies. Girl Scouts of America has been empowering young girls in communities nationwide for more than 100 years. One way it does that is through its annual cookie sale, which is underway.
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Back in 1912, a woman named Juliette Gordon Low began the program in Savannah, Georgia after the same opportunity was given to boys to help them develop. The cookie sale began in 1917 when a girl scout troop needed to earn some money.
“Their troop leader said ‘go buy the ingredients and you’ll get the profit’ and it grew grass roots-like. Then in 1957, that was the first overall nationwide sale,” Sharon Pohly, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana Michiana said.
The sales from each order go to the troops to fund trips, participate in community service projects, the upkeep of camps and support council life programs.
You can order from your favorite girl scout online. For customers who don’t know a girl scout and want to get connected with one, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana Michiana, to find a nearby booth or details about its new apps, click here.