When did Girl Scouts first begin selling cookies?
The tradition of baking and selling cookies by Girl Scouts dates back to the early 1920’s. The Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low, began helping the first Girl Scouts learn how to raise money to achieve special goals for their troop. Since then, the Girl Scout Cookie Sale program has grown into a highly successful program that helps girls learn and practice important life skills, while earning money for Girl Scouting in their area. The first documented council-wide cookie sale of commerically baked Girl Scout Cookies was in Philadelphia in 1934. This money-earning idea had proved to be so popular with girls that by 1937 more than 125 councils had adopted the program. Today, over 300 councils participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Sale.