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Can You Answer This Girl Scout Cookie Trivia?

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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:00 am

How good is your Girl Scout Cookie trivia knowledge? See if you can answer the Girl Scout Cookie trivia questions below.

• How many packages of Girl Scout Cookies does the average household purchase?

• What was the first type of cookie baked and sold by Girl Scouts in the U.S.?

• How many languages are on Thanks-A-Lot cookies?

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s (GSEM) cookie program began Jan. 12. In addition to the new cookie, Mango Crèmes, GSEM offers Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Lemonades and Thanks-A-Lots.

Girls will sell cookies door-to-door until Feb. 3. Additional orders will be taken between Feb. 4 and March 17. Cookie booths and cookie cupboards will open Feb. 27 and continue until March 17.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led enterprise in the country, engaging girls with five skills they will use throughout their lives:

Goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

Many successful women leaders tell us that their first entrepreneurial experience came from selling Girl Scout Cookies. Girl Scouts have been selling cookies for more than 80 years.

Proceeds from the Cookie Program stay within the community to benefit local girls. Troops use the money for everything from field trips to community service projects. With these funds, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri can also deliver programs for girls, provide training for adult volunteers and maintain three local Girl Scout camps.

Trivia answers: five; sugar cookies; and five (English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Swahili).

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