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Friday, January 6, 2012

Girl Scouts celebrate 100th year with new cookie

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  • girlscoutcookies.org

To commemorate 100 years of service in 2012, The Girl Scouts are adding a new cookie to their ranks: the Savannah Smiles. Inspired by Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the organization out of Savannah, Ga. in 1912, the Savannah Smiles are bite-size lemon cookies, dusted in confectioners' sugar.

Historically, Girl Scout cookies have been sold to finance troop activities since 1917. Today, approximately 200 million boxes are sold each year. According to their website, 25% of all boxes sold are of the Thin Mint variety, followed by Samoas with 19%, and Tagalogs with 13%. Whether or not the Savannah Smiles (which bear a striking resemblance to the retired Lemon Coolers of 2003) will be able to compete with their tried-and-true counterparts, remains to be seen.

You can click here to see which flavors are available in your area or visit the local Girl Scout Council Finder.

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