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Girl Scout Cookies are sold by Girl Scouts of the USA as one of its major fundraisers for local Scout units. The first cookie sales by an individual Scout unit was by the Mistletoe Troop in Oklahoma in 1917. From 1933 to 1935 country wide, organized cookie sales grew with Troops in Philadelphia and New York City. In 1933, Girl Scouts in Philadelphia organized the first official sale, selling homemade cookies at the windows of local utility companies. In 1936 the national organization began licensing commercial bakers to produce cookies to increase availability and reduce lag time. 125 troops launched cookie sales that year.