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The Business and Nutrition of Girl Scout Cookies

The Business Girl Scout Cookies & Nutrition of BAD 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 56,000,000,00O 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 1200 1000 800 600 400 10 200 Thin Mints Samoas/ Caramel deLites Do-si-dos/ Trefoils/ Shortbread Other Cookies Tagalongs/ Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Patties Sandwiches LEAD 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 childhood obesity in moderation. 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 problem? also taught to consider ingredient contribution to their overall diet and portion size when choosing snacks. 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 These vanilla wafers had a They were dotted with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. 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 coated in milk chocolate. sprinkled sugar. with vanilla crème filling were reminiscent of Oreos. dusted with powdered sugar. Olé Olés Iced Berry Piñatas Juliettes Double Dutch Golden Yangles Think Mexican wedding cookies. These powdered sugar cookies had pecans and bits of coconut. These sugar cookies had berryjam at the center and icing drizzled on top. Sometimes called Pecan Nut Clusters, these featured milk chocolate, caramel, and No, not cookies- cheddar-flavored, triangle-shaped crackers. Chocolate cookies with chocolate chips. pecans. When did Girl Scout Cookie sales start? January 2012 Cookie locator smartphone app is released. Mid-1930s 1942 Due to WWII food Early 1990s Two commercial bakeries are now responsible for Girl Scout Cookie production. December 1917 1961 Commercial bakers are approached to produce cookies. 14 commercial bakers are producing Earliest known cookie drive happens in Muskogee, OK high school cafeteria. shortages, Girl Scouts sell calendars instead. Girl Scout Cookies. 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 1951 1978 2008 1920s & 1930s Troops throughout the U.S. organize independent cookie drives with home-baked goods. Commercial Girl Scout Cookie Numbers of commercial Jennifer Sharpe breaks the record for selling the most line includes three varieties: sandwich cookie, shortbread, bakeries streamlined to four, to help ensure consistency. Girl Scout Cookies. and chocolate mint. As of 2005, 71.5% of women in the U.S. Senate – and 67.1% of the women in EPRESEVTATIVE STATE the House of Representatives – are Girl Scouts alumnae. ITED GENA 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. i Sugar Cookies Yield: 6-7 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar -plus additional amount for topping (optional) 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder I Methed 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// Calories per Box (in kcal) - NEW! Boxes of Cookies Sold (in Millions) a

The Business and Nutrition of Girl Scout Cookies

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As Girl Scout Cookie season winds to a close, we thought it would be fun to look into the financial and nutritional numbers behind Girl Scout Cookie sales and the overall business operations of the Gi...


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