There’s a lot of history behind Girl Guide cookies!
1927 - The first GGC cookies are sold in Regina, Saskatchewan.
1929 - GGC starts selling cookies.
1946 - Vanilla crème, maple cream and shortbread cookies are introduced.
1953 - Classic chocolate and vanilla cookies made their first appearance.
1960 - A special box commemorates the 50th Jubilee 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 was given a box of GGC cookies
upon arrival in Saudi Arabia.
1992 -Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar, a former Member, carries GGC cookies
1995 – The 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.
2008 - GGC introduced a bright new look for the chocolatey mint and classic cookie
boxes to highlight the camaraderie, teamwork and variety of activities that
2009 - GGC announced and launched reduced trans fat in the chocolatey mint cookies
2009 - GGC launches first national cookie selling rewards initiative- Cookie All Stars
2010 - The 100th anniversary cookie box is introduced for the classic campaign. The
classic chocolate and vanilla cookies are now 0 g trans fat per serving.
- When are Girl Guide cookies available?
Girl Guide cookies are available twice a year - the chocolatey mint cookies are available every fall (October to December) and the classic chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies are available every spring (from approximately March to June).
- When I buy Girl Guide cookies, where does my money go?
Proceeds from the sale of Girl Guide cookies support Guiding activities - both in your community and across the country. The money raised through cookie sales:
•Helps us provide diverse and exciting programs and activities.
•Allows girls the chance to discover new interests, learn valuable leadership skills and make lasting friendships.
•Assists girls and leaders with attending camps and events.
- How does cookie selling benefit girls?
Cookie selling not only raises funds for Guiding programs, but also provides opportunities for girls to develop skills such as:
•Planning and goal setting •Responsibility
•Community involvement Safety awareness
•Courtesy •Problem solving and decision making
•Money and time management •Customer service
- How much does a box of Girl Guide cookies cost? Girl Guide cookies are sold for only $5.00 a box.
- How many boxes of Girl Guide cookies are sold each year? Over 4.4 million boxes of Girl Guide cookies are sold each year across Canada.
Here’s how the initiative works:
Cookie All Stars rewards total cookie sales throughout each Guiding season, from the fall chocolatey mint campaign through to the spring classic cookie campaign.
The Guiders keep track of the number of cases of cookies each girl sells throughout the year. Rewards are delivered to the girls following completion of the spring classic cookie campaign.
In 1927, a Girl Guide leader in Regina baked and boxed up cookies for her girls as a simple way to raise money for uniforms and camping equipment.
Little did she know that she was starting one of Canada’s greatest traditions -
Girl Guide cookies!
Girl Guide cookies are the official fundraiser of
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada. Funds raised through cookies sales support girls and women in Guiding by:
•Helping us provide diverse and exciting programs and activities
•Allowing girls the chance to discover new interests, learn valuable
leadership skills and making lasting friendships
•Assist girls and leaders with attending camps and events