It’s just about that time of year – Girl Scout cookie time. And while we’re sure you will be buying boxes of Thin Mints and Caramel Delights, don’t forget to leave room for the newest Girl Scout Cookie – Savannah Smiles. A new cookie is being introduced in honor of it being the 100th anniversary of Girl Scout cookies.
The Girl Scouts blog says of the cookie, “This year’s new cookie, “Savannah Smiles,” is a cool and crisp lemon wedge cookie. It’s name reflects the home of Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low.”
Low, born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon before she became Juliette Gordon Low upon marrying William Low in 1886, was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1860. She founded the “Girl Guides” in 1912, which were then changed to the familiar “Girl Scouts” we know today. Low died of cancer in 1923 and was buried in Savannah in her Girl Scout uniform.
Will you be trying the new Savannah Smiles?
Update: The typo in Low’s birth year has been corrected.