Girl Scouts of the United States of America (G.S.U.S.A.) debuts a new cookie ahead of the upcoming 2020 Cookie Season as well as revamping their loved cookie lines packaging.
The new packaging is intended to display the values of the organization through updated pictures of Girl Scout Activities as well as adding messages to the new cookie themselves.
The new variety of cookie Lemon Ups, is a crispy lemon-flavored cookie replacing Savannah Smiles in the areas that Lemon Ups are sold.
Lemon Ups feature eight inspirational messages inspired by the young ladies themselves.
Not to worry, other Girl Scout favorites such as Lemonades, Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Samoas, Trefoils, Thanks-A-Lot, Toffee-tastic, Girl Scout Smores, Caramel Chocolate Chip as well as gluten free Toffee-tastic and Caramel Chocolate Chip.
Beauregard Parish currently has two Girl Scout Troops, DeRidder Troop 229 and East Beauregard Troop 420.
DeRidder Troop 229 meets at the First United Methodist Church and has 60 active Girl Scouts ranging from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Troop 420 out of East Beauregard Parish meets at Smyrna Baptist Church and currently has seven active members.
Cookies are only currently being sold by pre-sale, which guarantees you all of your favorites! Pre-orders can be submitted to Cathy Smith, Troop Leader of Troop 229, and can be ordered by email DeRidderGSTroop229@gmail.com.
Pre-Order cookies will be delivered between the 19th-20th of February. Booth sales will begin in Beauregard Parish on the last two weekends of February and the first weekend in March.
Troop 229 will have booths set up at WalMart, Stine, Walgreens, both Brookshire Brothers, and drive through booths at First United Methodist Church Youth Building Parking Lot and Sears Parking lot.
Girl Scout cookies were first sold in 1917, five years after the founding of The Girl Scouts of the USA.
The cookies began their worldwide fame coming from the kitchens of its members. In 1922, Girl Scout cookies were first sold door to door, and all troops used the same recipe by Miss. Florence Neil.
The original Girl Scout Cookie recipe contained seven ingredients, all of which would cost between 26 to 36 cents, and would make between six to seven dozen cookies that could be sold for 25 to 30 cents a dozen.
The original Girl Scout Cookie recipe was 1 cup of butter or substitute, 1 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 2 cups of flour and 2 teaspoons of baking powder, all mixed together, rolled thin and baked.
Since then Girl Scout cookies have been tempting Americans for years and serves to provide a way for these young women to learn valuable skills associated with the fundraiser, such as independence, entrepreneurship, financial responsibility and a sense of pride.