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Cookie History

Did you know that: 

  • The sale of Girl Scout Cookies began in 1917 as a way for troops to be self-reliant and finance their own activities 
  • Many successful women leaders tell us that their first entrepreneurial experience was selling Girl Scout Cookies 
  • Five of the top selling cookies sold in the United States are Girl Scout Cookies; sales of Thin Mints surpassed those of Oreos in 2012, making Thin Mints the No. 1 selling cookie in the country. 
  • The Diamonds Council is unique in that we are one of the few Girl Scout councils in the United States that Samoa is the #1 selling cookie! All of the proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program stay within our communities to benefit area girls. Cookies sell for $4.00 a box, Toffee-tastic sell for $5.00.   

Click on the vintage Cookie box below to view the full history of Girl Scout Cookies!


Our Bakery | Little Brownie Baker

Our partner for the Girl Scout Cookie Program is Little Brownie Baker, which has been baking delicious Girl Scout Cookies for more than 30 years. The bakery produces eight varieties of Girl Scout Cookies, including the nationally recognized brands Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils and Thin Mints, Savannah Smiles, Thank U Berry Munch and Dulce de Leche.