5. A Year without Cookies
Selling cookies to finance scouting activities began as early as 1917.
During World War II, sugar, flour, and butter shortages led Girl Scouts to cut cookie sales, instead selling the first Girl Scout calendars in 1944 as an alternative to raise money. However, after the war those favorite treats returned and sales increased. By 1948, a total of 29 bakers were licensed to bake Girl Scout Cookies.
6. More Than Cookies
Girl Scouts have special ways of showing their sisterhood. One way is with SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere). Girls make small tokens that are exchanged at scout events. It’s a way to show support for fellow scouts. Like a scout calling card, these small items are a way for girls to express their sisterhood.
But, perhaps the two most important Girl Scouts fun facts are…