PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania 2020 cookie season has officially begun. Kick-off events are taking place around the Philadelphia region Thursday.
The Girl Scouts have been around for 107 years and the cookies have been a part of the group for 103.READ MORE: Flyers Fans Return To Packed Wells Fargo Center For First Time In More Than 500 Days
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania CEO Kim Fraites-Dow tells CBS3 the cookies were first introduced as a bake sale that was started by a mother and daughter and is now the largest girl-led business in the world.
The @girlscouts start selling cookies today. I was first in line. I’ve been told that cookies supporting a good cause don’t contain calories. I’ll go along with that. That’s probably why they call them #ThinMints pic.twitter.com/KChdEPUUfe
— Jim Donovan (@jimdonovancbs3) January 16, 2020
“I’m beaming with pride this morning with all these wonderful girls here who do such an amazing job,” Fraites said.READ MORE: Vehicle Hits Multiple Pedestrians Outside Of High School Football Game In Wilmington
Sadly, the Girl Scouts are retiring the Thanks-A-Lot cookie after this season, so make sure you stock up.
But Fraites-Dow says there is a new Lemon Up cookie this year and you can also try the gluten free option — Caramel Chocolate Chip.MORE NEWS: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Surprises Football Team At Alma Mater Freedom High School In Bethlehem With Video
Watch the video above for the full interview.