WASHINGTON—The iconic Girl Scout Cookie sale is back in the Greater Washington Region, with a new cookie--Girl Scout S’mores. This year the cookie line-up includes: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles, and at select locations, gluten-free Toffee-tastics. Girl Scouts have begun door-to-door selling to friends and family, and beginning February 17, cookie booths will open at local supermarkets and businesses throughout our region.
The new Girl Scout S’mores cookie is a crunchy graham cracker sandwich with a chocolate and marshmallowy filling. It pays tribute to Girl Scouts’ long history of outdoor experiences.
Girl Scouts enjoyed making S’mores around the campfire back to the 1920s. In fact, the organization was one of the first to publish a S’mores recipe under the name “Some More” in the 1925 issue of Girl Scout Leader magazine, and then as “somemores” in an official 1927 Girl Scout publication.
The 2017 cookie season marks the 100th year of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts.. What started as a bake sale in 1917 has grown into the largest girl-led entrepreneurial business in the nation. In 2016, Girl Scouts in this region alone sold nearly 4.3 million boxes of cookies. Girl Scout Cookies are $4.00 a box, except the gluten-...