Celebrating 100 Years of Cookie Sales

The Girl Scouts’ Cookie Program is 100 years old this year. Having started in 1917 with the first Girl Scout Cookie sales, 2017 marks a century of cookie sales. To help celebrate this milestone, Baxter Toyota La Vista teamed up with the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska and came up with a Cookie Car Giveaway. One lucky person will win a brand new 2017 Toyota RAV4. The contest will start when cookie sales start: February 3.

For the next month or so, you’re likely to see the RAV4 wrapped in cookies driving around Omaha or hanging out at the Baxter Toyota La Vista dealership. We even hid thirty-one llamas throughout the design. See if you can find them all.

The contest will end on March 10 and a winner will be chosen. They will win the RAV4 without the wrap on it. In order to enter the contest, you’ll have to get the secret code. You can get it from a Girl Scout when you buy your cookies.

Need help figuring out where to buy some Girl Scout Cookies? Check out their handy booth locator.

February 2017 Cookie Car

History of Girl Scouts Cookie Sales

In 1917 a Girl Scout troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma had an idea to sell cookies they made in their own kitchens to fund their projects. A few other troops took note and from then on, Girl Scouts selling cookies became a thing.

Selling Girl Scout Cookies got so popular that by the late 1930’s girls couldn’t keep up with baking the cookies in their homes, so commercial bakers were asked to help. That lead to a record-breaking 125 local Girl Scout councils holding their own cookie drives in 1937.

Since then, Girls Scout Cookies have continued to grow and give the Girl Scouts more opportunities each year.

Keep an eye out for the 100-year anniversary cookie: the Girl Scout S’mores™ cookie. They’re absolutely delicious.

Girl Scouts Cookie History
Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts of the United States of America

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