Call your dealer! Secure your cookies and clear out the freezer, it's Girl Scout Cookie time Michigan. Legions of Girl Scouts will now be taking to the streets and setting up tables in front of grocery stores, malls, and even dispensaries, to sell their delicious treats.


What is it about these cookies that make us drop everything to ensure we get at least a sleeve or five of our favorites?

The Girl Scouts Have Been Slinging Cookies for Over 100 Years

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan via YouTube
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan via YouTube

The history of the Girl Scouts' annual fundraiser dates back over 100 years, according to

In July 1922, Girl Scout national headquarters published an edition of The American Girl magazine for all Girl Scouts. The issue contained a recipe for a sugar cookie that could be baked and sold to raise funds for local councils. Thus, the simple sugar cookie was arguably the first true Girl Scout Cookie.

The Girl Scout Council of Philidelphia would be the first troop to take it a step further and sell commercially produced cookies, instead of baking them themselves, in 1933.

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Just one year after Philly went commercial, the Greater New York Girl Scout Council would also sell 'store-bought-cookies', but this time they emblazoned the box with the phrase "Girl Scout Cookies", and thus a legend, a tradition, and a habit (for those of us addicted to Thin Mints) was born.

Click here to find out how you can get a box, or several boxes, of scrumptious cookies while supporting a Michigan area Girl Scout.

2024 Michigan Girl Scout Cookie Lineup

It's that time of year! The 2024 Michigan Girl Scout Cookie fundraiser flavors have been announced! Did your favorite make the cut? Let's take a look at the classic and new additions to this year's 12 cookie lineup.

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Using government and news reports, Stacker has traced the history of cafeteria meals from their inception to the present day, with data from news and government reports. Read on to see how various legal acts, food trends, and budget cuts have changed what kids are getting on their trays.

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