Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast Announces Return of Popular Girl Scout S’mores Cookie to 2018 Cookie Lineup

Today, National S'mores Day, Girl Scouts of the USA announced that the popular Girl Scout S'mores™ cookies will return as part of the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie season lineup. With its debut last season, the Girl Scout S'mores cookies became the most popular flavor to launch in the 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies.

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast will continue to offer the crunchy graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallowy filling, along with the classics, which include Thin Mints®, Samoas® and Trefoils®. This means that consumers in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina will again be able to get their hands on the delicious cookies, while powering unique and amazing experiences for girls with every cookie purchase.

Each Girl Scout S'mores cookie is embossed with designs that honor Girl Scouts' Outdoor badges. The cookie, made with specialty ingredients, was created with emerging consumer trends in mind. It contains no artificial flavors or colors, no high-fructose corn syrup and no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.

"We are so excited for the return of the Girl Scout S'mores cookie," Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast CEO Tracy Keller said. "S'mores have strong ties to our organization's history, and this cookie is just one more delicious way for the community to support local girls."

Girl Scouts popularized the tradition of making and enjoying s'mores in the outdoors as early as the 1920s, portraying Girl Scouts' longstanding commitment to outdoor programs for girls. As reported by the Girl Scout Research Institute's More Than S'mores, there is a positive correlation between outdoor experiences and girls' understanding of their leadership potential.

All proceeds from the cookie program stay with local Girl Scouts, and Girl Scouts in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina are able to incredible things thanks to their cookie earnings. In the past year, local Girl Scouts have used cookie proceeds to build a buddy bench at their elementary school, purchase treats and toys for police canines, buy holiday gifts for local children in need and so much more.

To learn more about Girl Scout S'mores cookies and the Girl Scout Cookie Program, and to find out when Girl Scouts will be selling cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org. For more information about Girl Scouts and how to join or volunteer, visit www.girlscouts.org/join.

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