• Girl Scout Cookie
    (Photo: Reuters/Tim Shaffer)
    Pastry chef Ernie Rich applies the finishing touches to the largest chocolate and vanilla girl scout cookie ever made during an event at the National Constitution center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 27, 2009. The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania made the cookie to mark the 75th anniversary of the first commercial girl scout cookie sale which was in Philadelphia in 1934.
By Sami K. Martin , Christian Post Reporter
January 5, 2012|9:44 am

There is a new Girl Scout cookie for 2012, the organization has revealed. The Savannah Smile is a tribute to the Girl Scout’s beginnings in Savannah, Georgia.

There are currently 11 varieties of Girl Scout cookies, and the website states: “Every cookie has a mission to help girls do great things.” Selling cookies is one way to teach girls responsibility, social and business skills and encourage them to be productive. Funds are used to help the larger Girl Scout program and can also be used by individual troops for community service.

The Savannah Smile is specifically named for founder Juliette Gordon Low’s hometown. Thousands of Girl Scouts visit Low’s home in Savannah every year, and her home has been named a National Historic Landmark. Low founded the Girl Scouts in 1912 in order to teach and empower young girls. As of 2010, there were over 2 million scouts.

The Girls Scouts’ website says, “Celebrate the anniversary of Girl Scouts with these bite-sized, lemon-wedge cookies dusted in powdered sugar and bursting with zesty lemon flavor. Enjoy these delightful treats, remember where Girl Scouts began and smile.”

Cookie sales start tomorrow, Jan. 6 and last through March. Contact your local Girl Scout troop or go to www.girlscouts.org for more information.

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