Forget Samoas and Thin Mints – it's all about Savannah Smiles as Girl Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary with new cookie
For anyone eagerly awaiting the sound of the doorbell so they can stockpile their favourite Samoas and Thin Mints, a bit of self-restraint may pay off.
The Girl Scouts are marking their 100th anniversary this year with the launch of a new cookie.
Savannah Smiles is a lemon-flavoured wedge-shaped cookie named after the hometown of Girl Scouts' founder Juliette Gordon Low.
Scouts' honour: The newest Girl Scout cookie variety is Savannah Smiles, which are lemon-flavoured and wedge-shaped
Little Brownie Bakers, which makes eight of the 11 varieties sold door-to-door by teams of enthusiastic girls, describe the new addition as being 'cool and crisp, with just the right number of lemon chips to deliver tiny bursts of flavor.'
Girl Scouts USA is raving about the sweet snack on its website, encouraging supporters of the cookie program to: 'Enjoy these delightful treats, remember where Girl Scouts began… and smile.'
Smile! The new lemon wedge cookie celebrates the Girl Scouts' 100th Year
Juliette Gordon Low established Girl Scouts USA in Savannah, Georgia
with just 18 members. She believed that all girls should be given the
opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Tribute: Savannah Smiles are named after the hometown of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low
The now famous cookie program is designed to teach girls a range of
values and skills that will help them become resourceful citizens.
These include goal setting, money management and people skills.
The Girls Scout Cookie program is a $700million business whose
earnings yield significant contributions towards the running of
councils, participation in community-based projects and leadership
The money also allows its young members to attend summer camp and
enjoy nationwide events hosted to promote the organization's goals.
It isn't clear which region will enjoy the Savannah Smiles as cookie season kicks off across the nation any time between January and April and not all flavours are available in every location.
Hungry fans of the baked goods, however, will be able to find out where to get their cookies and what type to expect from Little Brownie Bakers' cookie locator mobile app.