Published Jan 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM | Updated at 1:02 PM PST on Jan 23, 2019
Brace yourselves, Southern California: Girl Scout Cookie Season is here!
Girl Scout Cookie season runs Sunday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, March 10 in Orange County.
And not only are your classic favorites still available -- thin mints, Samoas -- but now there's a gluten-free option. It's the Gluten-Free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie. Finally those with gluten sensitivities can enjoy these coveted cookies.
The season will kick off with millions -- yes, millions -- of delectable cookies dropping in Southern California Saturday to be distributed to the scouts. Door to door sales start Sunday, while booth sales in front of grocery stores starts Feb. 15.
This is the 102nd year girl scouts have been peddling pastries door to door.
Thin Mints, Girl Scout S’mores Cookie, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Thanks-a-Lots, and the new Gluten-Free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie will be sold in the OC this year.
And now, a little history on the scouts and how it came to be.
In 1917, the girls of Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, decided to fund their troop's projects with the proceeds of cookies they made at home.
The idea took off and now, Girl Scout cookies have served as fundraisers for bulletproof vests for police officers and care packages for children fighting cancer in troops' communities, traveled as far as outer space with NASA, and are now even online with Digital Cookies.
Another innovative advancement? You can find your local cookie seller by downloading the Cookie Finder app or searching on the Girl Scouts site.
Break out the Tagalongs and celebrate a century plus one year of Girl Scout Cookies.
A history in photos is below.