Cookies by the Case

Thin Mints, 1962

As you can see from this 1962 case, we are still honoring the past and serving the future. This box honors the 50th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, and is about the same size as the cookie case is today. Interestingly, although you can’t see it from this picture, there are handles on the top of the case to make it easier for scouts (and their parents) to carry the cookies around the neighborhood.

Under the heading “1960s,” the GSUSA Girl Scout Cookie History site mentions that:

During the 1960s, when baby boomers expanded Girl Scout membership, cookie sale volume increased significantly. In 1961, 14 licensed bakers were mixing batter for thousands upon thousands of Girl Scout Cookies annually.

In 1960, licensed bakers first began wrapping Girl Scout Cookie boxes in printed aluminum foil or cellophane to protect the cookies and preserve their freshness. By 1966, a number of varieties were available. Among the best sellers were Chocolate Mint, Shortbread, and Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies.

These cookies–the Thin Mints, Trefoils, and Do-Si-Dos–are still available today and just as popular.


Posted on February 28, 2011, in Cookies and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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