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The sales of Girl Scout cookies are a part of a larger, nationwide program by the Girl Scouts to instill qualities like leadership and adventure-seeking in young girls. The Girl Scouts have been selling cookies since 1917, which includes trademark flavors such as peanut butter sandwiches, lemon, mint chocolate, and shortbread. Sales from the Girl Scout cookies allow Girl Scouts opportunities to travel, visit Girl Scout camp, and create community service projects. Selling Girl Scout cookies also provides opportunities for Girl Scouts to experience running a business and the efforts of entrepreneurship.