In 1927, a Girl Guide leader in Regina baked and packaged cookies for her girls to sell as a simple way to raise money for their uniforms and camping equipment. Little did she know that she was starting one of Canada’s best-loved traditions – Girl Guide cookies!
Today, Girl Guide cookies are the official fundraiser of Girl Guides of Canada. Chocolate mint cookies are available every fall (October to December) and classic chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies are available every spring (from approximately March to June).
Girl Guide cookies are nut-free, reduced trans-fat, and certified kosher. All parts of the packaging are recyclable throughout Lions Area.
Cookies are sold for just $5.00 a box. All money raised supports girls and women in Guiding by:
- Helping us provide diverse and exciting programs and activities
- Allowing girls the chance to discover new interests, learn valuable leadership skills and making lasting friendships
- Assisting girls and leaders to attend camps and events
- Providing training and support for Guiding leaders
Cookie sales are also an important part of the Guiding program, helping girls learn skills like teamwork, self-confidence, planning and goal setting, responsibility, community involvement, safety awareness, courtesy, problem solving and decision making, money and time management, and customer service.
Cookies may be sold door-to-door in your neighbourhood, or outside local grocery stores, banks, and at community events. Find cookies sales in your area with Girl Guides of Canada’s Cookie Finder.