Girl Scout Cookie Sales Started in Muskogee, OK

Did you know: The first documented Girl Scout Cookie fundraising event took place in 1917, in Muskogee, OK.

December 28, 2015 at 5:59 pm EST
"A Promise to Keep" Girl Scout statue in Muskogee, OK


Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies? Muskogee’s Mistletoe Troop first uttered those words in 1917, and to mark that event, the city is now home to a bronze statue of a cookie-selling scout. The statue, titled “A Promise To Keep” is display at Three Rivers Museum.

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The sculpture honors Muskogee as the place where selling cookies as a fundraiser for the organization was first documented. Girl members and their mothers baked the cookies in their homes and sold them at their high school cafeteria.

Muskogee Scouts belong to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma, which comprises 30 counties.

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