New Girl Scout Cookie 2012: Savannah Smiles Debuts

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Girl Scout cookie time is here, and in celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouts the organization is debuting a new cookie this year -- Savannah Smiles.

The bite-size cookie will come with a dusting of confectioner's sugar and the taste of a lemony twist. The Girl Scouts describe the new cookie like this: Celebrate the anniversary of the Girl Scouts with these bite-sized, lemon-wedge cookies dusted in powdered sugar and bursting with lemon flavor. Enjoy these delightful treats, remember where Girl Scouts began...and smile.

The name of the new cookie -- Savannah Smiles -- was inspired by the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low.

Little Brownie Bakers is one company that makes Girl Scout cookies sold annually by the organization's members as a fundraising and teaching tool and the bakery said it is excited about the new product.

Each year, thousands of Girl Scouts visit the founder's historical home, a National Historic Landmark in Savannah. In the time-worn rooms, each girl considers how, 100 years later, Juliette Low's story encourages her to dream big and do great things with her life.

That's why we are so proud to offer this special cookie that will delight customers and remind girls of their rich heritage and unlimited future.

To find out where to buy Savannah Smiles and other Girl Scout cookie flavors in your area, click here and enter your zip code.

Every cookie has a mission, says Girl Scouts. To help girls do great things.

Cookie sales have been a part of Girl Scouts for more than 80 years, the organization says.

Girl Scout Cookies had their earliest beginnings in the kitchens and ovens of our girl members, with mothers volunteering as technical advisers, according to the organization. The sale of cookies as a way to finance troop activities began as early as 1917, five years after Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouting in the United States. The earliest mention of a cookie sale found to date was that of the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, which baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project in December 1917.

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