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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Do You Know These Insider Secrets About Girl Guide Cookies?

Kawartha Lakes Girl Guide Cookie Sales - Long Standing Tradition! 

Did you take Girl Guide Cookie orders as a youngster? I remember the excitement of going door to door in my uniform with a friend under the watchful eye of a parent.
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When a friend's daughter let us know she had Girl Guide Cookies for sale, we became curious about the history of Girl Guide Cookies.
Did you know these interesting bits of Girl Guide trivia?

Girl Guides of Canada Cookie History 

In 1927, a Girl Guide leader in Regina baked and packaged cookies for her girls to sell as a simple way to raise money for their uniforms and camping equipment. Little did she know that she was starting one of Canada’s best-loved traditions - Girl Guide cookies! Today, Girl Guide cookies are the official fundraiser of Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada. All money raised through cookies sales support local girls and women in Guiding by:

  • Helping provide diverse and exciting programs and activities. 
  • Allowing girls the chance to discover new interests, learn valuable leadership skills and making lasting friendships. 
  • Assisting girls and leaders to attend camps and events. 
  • Providing training and support for volunteer Guiding leaders.  

Girl Guide Cookie Time Line

There’s a Tasty History Behind Girl Guide Cookies!

  • 1927 - The first Girl Guide cookies are sold in Regina, Saskatchewan. 
  • 1929 – Girl Guides of Canada begins selling cookies as the official fundraising activity for the organization. 
  • 1946 - Vanilla crème, maple cream and shortbread cookies are introduced. 
  • 1953 - Classic chocolate and vanilla cookies make their first appearance. 
  • 1960 - A special box commemorates the 50th anniversary of GGC. 
  • 1966 - The classic vanilla and chocolate cookies are back! 
  • 1967 - GGC centennial cookies are sold. 
  • 1991 - During the Gulf War, every Canadian soldier is given a box of GGC cookies upon arrival in Saudi Arabia. 
  • 1992 – Former Girl Guide and Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar juggles Girl Guide cookies in space. 
    Dr. Roberta Bondar - Former Girl Guide Juggled Cookies in Space
  • 1995 – Chocolatey mint cookies are sold in all provinces across Canada 
  • 2003 - All classic chocolate and vanilla and chocolatey mint cookies are produced in a nut-free and peanut-free bakery. 
  • 2009 - GGC announced and launched reduced trans fats in the chocolatey mint cookies 
  • 2009 - GGC launches first national cookie-selling rewards initiative - Cookie All Stars 
  • 2010 – A special 100th anniversary commemorative box is produced. The classic chocolate and vanilla cookies are now 0 g trans fat per serving. 
  • 2011 – Girl Guide Cookies gets its own Twitter account. 
  • 2012 – The Girl Guide cookie box gets a new look, featuring fun illustrations tracing the journey from Sparks to Rangers. 
  • 2014 – Girl Guide classic chocolate and vanilla cookies are certified as Kosher.
On the Girl Guides of Canada website, they even have recipes using Girl Guide Cookies!
How do you like to enjoy your Girl Guide cookies?
Craving Girl Guide Cookies? If you live locally and need Girl Guide cookies, we can connect you with some traditional vanilla and chocolate Girl Guide Cookies - only $5 per box.
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