It's that time of year again—get out your wallets and get ready to snack on some of your favorite sweet treats, courtesy of the Girl Scouts of America.
It's time to stock up on your favorite Girl Scout cookies. Not sure where to buy them near you? You can plug your zip code into the cookie finder on the Scouts' website to find out. Can't remember which variety you like best? When in doubt, buy a bunch—or check out the Cookie Guide. [Due to a request from the Girl Scouts of America, we have edited this article to remove specific troops in the area. Please use the cookie finder!] And just in case you were wondering just where all that cookie money goes... ... we did our homework. According to the Girl Scouts of America, all of the revenue earned from cookie activities stays with the local Girl Scout council that sponsors the sale. This includes the portion that goes directly to the group …
During March, Western Springs’ Girl Scouts are selling their iconic cookies. But, do you know the origin of this great American tradition?
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- John Devona
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
On May 5, 1922, an article appeared in the Western Springs Times indicating that the Girl Scout Headquarters in Chicago had recently asked local Girl Scout troops to bake and sell cookies. The article went on to explain that, to help carry on the work of the scouting program, “… one dollar of the money taken in for each batch of cookies is to be given to the Local Headquarters”. The balance, after paying for ingredients, would go to each troop’s treasury. It was also reported that, on the prior Tuesday, the “girls of the Cardinal patrol” in Western Springs had held a cookie sale at Grand Avenue School during the morning recess period. Cookies were sold for 20¢ a dozen, 10¢ a half dozen, and three cookies for 5¢. Another cookie sale was …