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The Business of Girl Scout Cookies

The Business & Nutrition of Girl Scout Cookies LEAD nk Yon Number of Calories in Girl Scout Cookies Sold Each Year: 210,162,000,000 Where do all those calories come from? Other Girl Scout Cookies Thin Mint 46,322,000,000 kcal sold per year 56,000,000,000 kcal sold per year Trefoils/Shortbread 20,160,000,000 kcal sold per year Samoas/Caramel deLites 39,900,000,000 kcal sold per year Do-si-dos/P.B. Sandwiches 23,210,000,000 kcal sold per year Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patty 24,570,000,000 kcal sold per year Fat Carbohydrates Protein 50 1200 1000 40 800 30 600 20 400 200 Thin Mints Do-si-dos/ Samoas/ Caramel deLites Tagalongs/ Trefoils/ Shortbread Other Cookies Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Patties Sandwiches CEAD Kank You Thank U Berry Munch Dulce de Leche Savannah Smiles Shout Outs! Thanks-A-Lot Lemonades bakeries are licensed to Z make Girl Scout Cookies: Little Brownie Bakers (LBB) ш ABC Bakers (ABC) This is why some flavors are available from some Girl Scout troops and not others, why there are two names for some of the same cookies, and why some boxes of Thin Mints taste different than others. Don't Girl Scout Cookies are Girl Scout Cookies sold for a short time every year, and are considered a snack treat. As with all treats, they should be enjoyed contribute to the in moderation. childhood obesity Starting with our youngest members, the Girl Scout organization promotes a healthy lifestyle for its girl members, which includes a well-balanced diet and plenty of exercise. Our health and fitness programs encourage girls to adopt healthy fitness and eating habits early in life and continue them into adulthood. Girls are also taught to consider ingredient contribution to their overall diet and portion size when choosing snacks. problem? Last year, about 3 million Girl Scouts sold a record $714,000,000: in cookies Cookies ($714 million) Membership Fees ($34 million) 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 A Girl Scouts of America Revenue in 2010 (in Millions of US Dollars) .nearly 20 times what they made in membership fee revenue. Jennifer Sharpe holds the record for most cookies ever sold, with 17,328 boxes in 2008. Of the $21,000 her troop raised to go on a 10-day tour of Europe, $14,000 was due to Sharpe. Name: Jennifer Sharpe Age: 15 (in 2008) City: Dearborn, MI Dearborn, Michigan Boxes Sold:17,328 Ghosts of Girl Scout Cookies past: Lemon Coolers Aloha Chips Kookaburras Scot-Teas Oxfords/Chalet Cremes They were dotted with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. These vanilla wafers had a Kit Kats in cookie form. A shortbread cookie with These chocolate cookies touch of lemon zest and were Kookaburras had layers of wafers and caramel that were sprinkled sugar. with vanilla crème filling were dusted with powdered sugar. reminiscent of Oreos. coated in milk chocolate. Olé Olés Iced Berry Piñatas Juliettes Double Dutch Golden Yangles Think Mexican wedding Chocolate cookies with No, not cookies – These sugar cookies had berry jam at the center and icing drizzled on top. Sometimes called Pecan Nut cookies. These powdered Clusters, these featured milk chocolate chips. cheddar-flavored, triangle-shaped crackers. sugar cookies had pecans and bits of coconut. chocolate, caramel, and pecans. When did Girl Scout Cookie sales start? 1961 14 commercial bakers are producing Early 1990s Two commercial bakeries are 1942 January 2012 Cookie locator smartphone December 1917 Mid-1930s Earliest known cookie drive Commercial bakers Due to WWII food happens in Muskogee, OK high school cafeteria. are approached to produce cookies. shortages, Girl Scouts sell calendars instead. now responsible for Girl Scout Cookie production. Girl Scout Cookies. app is released. 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 1951 1978 2008 Commercial Girl Scout Cookie line includes three varieties: Numbers of commercial bakeries streamlined to four, to help ensure consistency. Jennifer Sharpe breaks the record for selling the most 1920s & 1930s 25¢ jdz idz Troops throughout the U.S. organize independent cookie drives with home-baked goods. sandwich cookie, shortbread, Girl Scout Cookies. and chocolate mint. न E HOUSE As of 2005, 71.5% of women in the U.S. Senate – and 67.1% of the women in the House of Representatives – are Girl Scouts alumnae. TATE ITE SENAT Girl Scout Alumnae Other Females Males Want to try the original Girl Scout Cookie recipe? This sugar cookie recipe was published in The American Girl magazine in July 1922. The recipe ! was given to 2,000 Girl Scouts, and girls across America started selling their homemade cookie packages from door to door for about a quarter a dozen. Sugar Cookies \ Yield: 6-7 dozen cookies Ingredients 1cup butter 1 cup sugar -plus additional amount for topping (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk I Method Cream butter and the cup of sugar; add well-beaten eggs, then milk, vanilla, flour, salt and baking powder. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Roll dough, cut into trefoil shapes, and sprinkle sugar on top, if desired. Bake in a quick oven (375°F) for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_Scout_cookie#Profits http://www.girlscoutcookies.org/nutrition_info_2011_2012.asp http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/cookie_history/ http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/facts/pdf/2010_annual_report.pdf http://www.lemondrop.com/2010/01/25/everything-you-never-knew-about-girl-scout-cookies/ http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/food/2012/01/when-did-the-girl-scouts-start-selling-cookies/ http://www.zimbio.com/Girl+Scout+Cookies/articles/8nhZL3UO2x9/Ten+Retired+Girl+Scout+Cookies+Fans+Miss+Most %24 Calories per Box (in kcal) - IM3N Boxes of Cookies Sold (in Millions) A

The Business of Girl Scout Cookies

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