It's that time of year again and local Girl Scout troupes are gearing up for the annual cookie sale.
The popular cookie that has been around for decades, originated in Savannah, Georgia in 1912. The founder, Juliette Low wanted to create a program for all girls to be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually.
Adult leader Holly Forbes says, "Selling cookies teaches these girls business ethics, management skills, goal setting, decision making and people skills." The fundraiser allows the members to raise money for activities and trips with their troupes.
The traditional six variety of cookies are: Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos and Lemon Chalet Cream. This year happens to be the Samoas 35th birthday.
Baking Girl Scout cookies originally began in the kitchens of the organization's members, but now Little Brownie Bakery provides cookies for the state of Georgia.
Today, there are more than 3.2 million Girl Scouts. The mission of the Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence and character - who make the world a better place.