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100 years of Girl Scout Cookies

Six-year-old McKenzie Acre’s job for the morning is keeping a tally of cookie varieties sold from their Walmart booth. She and fellow Daisy troop members enjoyed taking part of the cookie selling tradition for their first time.

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Most everyone has a favorite Girl Scout cookie, either it being Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils or one of the other varieties, they are part of cookie history. According to statistics, Tennessee’s favorite cookie is Thin Mints, followed by Samoas and Tagalongs coming in third. In fact, this year marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scout cookies. The first known cookie sale took place in 1917 as a fundraiser.

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