Girl Scout Cookies are Here!

Sacramento Region, CA (MPG)  |  Source: Girl Scouts Heart of Central California
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The sale of cookies as a way to finance troop activities began in 1917, five years after Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouts in the United States, when the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project. --Photo courtesy Girl Scouts of the USA

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Cookie lovers, get ready! Girl Scouts Heart of Central California welcomed two dozen semi-trucks recently filled with about 1.5 million packages of cookies to Raley Field for the Girl Scouts’ annual “Mega Drop.”

Cookie cases were opened and Girl Scouts began making deliveries to customers eagerly awaiting arrival of their purchase. Those who haven’t put in orders still have time to satisfy their cookie craving through booth sales, which run through March 19.

For 100 years, the Girl Scout Cookie Program has taught girls important life skills, including money management, decision making, people skills, goal setting and business ethics. Through the Girl Scout Cookie program, girls learn important financial literacy skills but also earn funds to support their activities all year long. From travel to community service, local troops depend on this great money-earning opportunity to set the foundation for an exciting Girl Scout year.

Need Cookies? There’s an app for that! To find the date/time of the nearest Girl Scout Cookie booth sale, download the CookieFinder app or visit our website at and click the “cookies” link. Simply enter your zip code and you’re on your way to Girl Scout cookies.

100% of the proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program benefit local girls through troop and council-wide activities, including community service initiatives, leadership opportunities, skill building activities and camp experiences.

By taking part in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls gain 5 essential life skills, which help them become effective leaders: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is celebrating 105 years as the premier leadership development organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. The local council, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, is headquartered in Sacramento and serves nearly 18,000 girls in 18 counties* in Central California.  For more information, visit