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100 years of deliciousness

 

Amanda Tafolla-Sutton / Sun-Telegraph

To kick off cookie sales, local Girls Scout troops gathered at the Shelter House in Sidney's Legion Park last Thursday for a Cookie Rally.

It only comes around once a year, but when it does the highly sought after Girl Scout cookie seems to be on everyones mind. This year the Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years of this delicious tradition.

Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Today, the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place continues in nearly every city across the nation.

Five years after the creation of Girl Scouts, a group of Girl Scouts started baking and selling cookies out of a school cafeteria to finance their troop activities, a girl-run business that has blossomed ever since.

"Each box of Girl Scout Cookies sold helps do incredible things, follow their passions, takes the lead in their lives and communities and change the world," said Fran Marshall, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska.

For more information about joining Girl Scouts, contact at Michelle Teeters at 308-249-5691 or email mteters@me.com.

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