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Girl Guide goodness in Greater Trail

Girl Guides are also collecting bottles/beverage containers now and until April
L-R: Maddy, Ella, Audrey and Kenzie joined Tammy in selling chocolate mint cookies outside Trail Ferraro Foods Sunday afternoon. Photo: Sheri Regnier

If you’re in the mood for some chocolatey minty goodness, then you’re in luck — Beaver Valley Girl Guides are selling their seasonally-flavoured cookies until supplies run out.

To further their fundraising efforts, the Girl Guides are also collecting bottles/beverage containers now and until April.

For cookies, bottle pick up and information on joining the Guides, email Tammy Cox at

Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada hold two nationwide cookie fundraising campaigns per year: their chocolatey mint cookie campaign in the fall and the classic cookie campaign in the spring.

Funds raised through these campaigns are crucial to the day-to-day operation of Girl Guides on a local, provincial and national level.

In addition to raising funds for Guiding programs, cookie selling allows girls to have fun while learning and practicing useful life skills such as: planning and goal setting, communication and sales, safety awareness, problem-solving and decision making, money and time management, teamwork, courtesy, customer service and, most importantly, community involvement.

A tasty history:

1927 - The first Girl Guide cookies are sold in Regina, Saskatchewan.

1929 – Girl Guides of Canada begins selling cookies as the official fundraising activity for the organization.

1946 - Vanilla crème, maple cream and shortbread cookies are introduced.

1953 - Classic chocolate and vanilla cookies make their first appearance.

1960 - A special box commemorates the 50th anniversary of GGC.

1966 - The classic vanilla and chocolate cookies are back!

1967 - GGC centennial cookies are sold.

1991 - During the Gulf War, every Canadian soldier is given a box of GGC cookies upon arrival in Saudi Arabia.

1992 – Former Girl Guide and Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar juggles Girl Guide cookies in space.

1995 – Chocolatey mint cookies are sold in all provinces across Canada

2003 - All classic chocolate and vanilla and chocolatey mint cookies are produced in a nut-free and peanut-free bakery.

2009 - GGC announced and launched reduced trans fats in the chocolatey mint cookies

2009 - GGC launches first national cookie-selling rewards initiative- Cookie All Stars

2010 – A special 100th anniversary commemorative box is produced. The classic chocolate and vanilla cookies are now 0 g trans fat per serving.

2011 – Girl Guide Cookies gets its own Twitter account.

2012 – The Girl Guide cookie box gets a new look, featuring fun illustrations tracing the journey from Sparks to Rangers.

2014 – Girl Guide classic chocolate and vanilla cookies are certified as Kosher.

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