"The cookie program also funds their community service projects, like when they're feeding the homeless or helping out at the humane shelter", said Meghan Cochrane, Director of Marketing & Communications for the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama.
"The Girl Scout Cookie Program has always been the engine that powers Girl Scouts on every level", said Sylvia Acevedo, interim CEO of the Girl Scouts, in an Associated Press interview.
The graham cracker cookie with cream icing inside and chocolate coating outside is being released this year to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first known Girl Scout cookie sale. Go enjoy some cookies!
Everyone's got a favorite Girl Scout cookie - whether it's the shortbread Trefoils, Tagalongs, classic Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas or Savannah Smiles.
"I told them about asking everybody, always having cookies with you, asking customers to buy again, wearing your uniform to look more professional and making your booth pop out to attract customers", Ella said.
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois serves more than 17,000 girls in 38 counties. Scouts will sell cookies through March 26. Most cookies cost $4 a box, with Toffee-tastic and S'mores cookies selling for $5.
The initial sale evolved into the largest entrepreneurial program in the world, teaching millions of girls essential skills needed to become effective leaders. The money will be used to help two local girls attend a day camp and residential camp. Thanks to the web, Scouts are now able to sell cookies online to relatives who live in other states.