If you’re in the mood for some chocolatey minty goodness, then you’re in luck — Beaver Valley Girl Guides are selling their seasonally-flavoured cookies until supplies run out.
To further their fundraising efforts, the Girl Guides are also collecting bottles/beverage containers now and until April.
For cookies, bottle pick up and information on joining the Guides, email Tammy Cox at email@example.com.
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada hold two nationwide cookie fundraising campaigns per year: their chocolatey mint cookie campaign in the fall and the classic cookie campaign in the spring.
Funds raised through these campaigns are crucial to the day-to-day operation of Girl Guides on a local, provincial and national level.
In addition to raising funds for Guiding programs, cookie selling allows girls to have fun while learning and practicing useful life skills such as: planning and goal setting, communication and sales, safety awareness, problem-solving and decision making, money and time management, teamwork, courtesy, customer service and, most importantly, community involvement.
A tasty history:
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.
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.
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