GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – S’mores will be added to the list of cookies this year to celebrate the 100th season of Girl Scout Cookie sales.
It joins the list of other cookies available:
Caramel deLites / Samoas
Peanut Butter Patties / Tagalongs
Shortbread / Trefoils
Do-si-dos / Peanut Butter Sandwich
They say the sales are the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls in the world.
“To think that for 100 years Girl Scouts have been powering their experiences through the sale of cookies is inspiring. We thank the communities we serve for supporting the financial education and incredible experiences offered to girls through the sale of Girl Scout cookies,” said Kim Hutzell, President and CEO of Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands.
Nearly 1 million Girl Scouts participate in the Cookie Program and generate $800 million in sales in the average season, according to the Girl Scouts.
They say 100% of it stays with the local council and troops.
Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands are holding four cookie rallies with hundreds of girls on January 7 from Noon-2pm.
Girls will be gearing up for sales by participating in campout and cookie themed activities like; Build your own S’mores trivia, multiple arts and crafts, a cookie tasting, and change making and customer service stations.
Greenville: Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Clemson: Clemson United Methodist Church
Lancaster: Indian Land Middle School
Columbia: South Carolina State Museum
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2017 is from February 24 to 26.
They say Girl Scout councils around the country will be hosting events and cookie booths for cookie enthusiasts to get their hands on the iconic treats and join in the fun.
To find cookie varieties available locally or learn more about the history of Girl Scout cookies and the Girl Scout Cookie Program,
To join or volunteer, visit http://www.gssc-mm.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join.html and http://www.gssc-mm.org/en/for-volunteers/why-volunteer.html.