Happy 100th birthday to Girl Scout Cookies! Did you know these fun cookie facts? Associated Press
Seven-year-old twin Brownies Corrine, left, and Stephanie Rivera, right, set up a Girl scout cookie sales table along with Samantha Prokos, 8, in New York's Empire State Building, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998. Fresh from a sales-training seminar, the girls were turning cookies into dough fast in the lobby of the landmark building. (AP Photo/Scott Gries)

The very first Girl Scout Cookies were sold in 1917. While they’ve undergone a number of updates and changes over the past 100 years, they’re still more popular than ever.

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A Girl Scout troop in Muskogee, Okla., was the first group to raise money through baked goods. The scouts sold cookies in their high school cafeteria. Commercially baked Girl Scout Cookies were first sold in 1933 and cost just 23 cents a box — that’s a far cry from today’s $4 to $5!

Nowadays, you don’t even need to know a Scout to get your Thin Mint fix; all the cookies can be purchased online.


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