For more than 70 years, the Girl Scout Cookie Program has helped girls learn invaluable skills, such as decision-making, money management and delivering on a promise. These activities are directly related to our mission of helping all girls realize their full potential and become strong, confident and resourceful citizens. Each girl’s participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program is voluntary. Adults monitor, supervise, and guide the sale activities for all age levels, and girls use the buddy system.
Benefits of the Girl Scout Cookie Program
The Girl Scout Cookie Program affects every girl involved in Girl Scouting in one way or another. All of the proceeds generated stay in the North-Central Alabama area to support Girl Scouting in our area. Proceeds earned are not the property of individual girls; some are distributed directly to the troop selling the products, and some according to a plan to benefit all girls involved in Girl Scouting through educational programs including community service projects and travel, camp facilities and outdoor programs, scholarship funds, council resources, etc.
By planning and participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls develop self-confidence by practicing valuable skills such as setting goals, teamwork, responsibility, decision-making, working with the public, pitching a project, answering questions, accountability and safety.
Allergy Information – From Little Brownie Bakers
The top eight allergens that account for 90 percent of the food allergies in the U.S. are peanuts, tree nuts, egg, cow’s milk, wheat, soybean, fish and shellfish.
On each of our cookie packages, we label for the top eight allergens directly below the ingredient statement on the Nutrition Facts side panel. For peanuts and tree nuts, we have chosen to include cautionary labeling in the form of a “may contain” statement. This indicates that the product shares processing equipment with another product that contains peanuts or tree nuts.
If the allergen in concern is not listed below the ingredient statement, we are confident that the product is safe for consumption.
Beyond the top eight allergens, all ingredients are declared within the ingredient statement. If you are concerned about a specific ingredient, please review the ingredient statement for the ingredient in question.
We do not take any risks with our consumer’s health. You can always trust the label, which can be found on our boxes. Click here to view the nutritional information about our cookies.
Trivia: By 1951, there were three varieties of cookies available: Sandwich, Shortbread and Thin Mints.