It’s Colorado’s sweetest time of the year, as Girl Scout Cookies went on sale Jan. 27. The annual cookie campaign runs through March 3, with Scouts operating cookie-sales booths outside retail locations starting Feb. 8.
The cookie sales are part of a tradition that started in 1917 and has since ballooned into a $790-million business. In 2012, Colorado Girl Scouts earned $2.25 million for activities including camps, community action projects and traveling for various trips.
Girl Scout Cookies cost $3.50 per box, and all money raised supports Girl Scouts of Colorado. The six varieties of cookies available in Colorado are: Do-si-Dos, Samoas, Savannah Smiles, Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Trefoils.
For more information on nutritional data, visit www.littlebrownie.com. To learn more about Girl Scouts of Colorado, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.