Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years with new cookie

FROM STAFF REPORTS

In honor of Girl Scouting’s 100th anniversary, customers can expect to see an old favorite with a new name: Savannah Smiles. These lemon-flavored cookies, along with seven other varieties, will be on sale Dec. 30 through March 3 throughout Shelby County from the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama.

Cookies offered include: Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Savannah Smiles, Dulce de Leche and Thank U Berry Munch. Each box sells for $3.50. All eight varieties of Girl Scout Cookies contain zero grams of trans fat. Girl Scout cookies are a low-sodium treat, and some varieties weigh in at only 28 (Savannah Smiles) and 40 (Thin Mints) calories per cookie.

Savannah Smiles will debut during February to celebrate Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary. (Contributed)

“Girl Scouts teach the importance of health and wellness every day,” said Trish Coghlan, CEO of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. “Even if you are participating in a weight-loss plan, you can still participate in this important program by purchasing cookies as part of our Cookies for Troops campaign and have your cookies sent overseas to brighten a soldier’s day.”

Girls will take pre-orders for cookies beginning Dec. 30, with deliveries after Feb. 3. Booth sales at many local stores and supermarkets will start Feb. 10.

If customers have trouble finding cookies near them, they can visit Girlscoutsnca.org and use the Cookie Locator button or call 800-734-4541. Customers may also download the free Girl Scout Cookie Locator App for iPhone or Android. The app tells customers when and where sales will take place in their area and map them to the location.