Girl Guide Cookie Sale - 1st West Vancouver Brownie
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
• Providing training and support for leaders
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!
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 into space.
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 Guiding offers.
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.