Southern Vancouver Island Area
Girl Guides welcomes you!
Learn about the Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada COVID-19 Return to In-Person Guiding protocols (National Office).
Girl Guide Cookies
The Classic vanilla and chocolate cookies are available in April while the Chocolatey Mints are available in October. The Classic cookies (chocolate and vanilla) are no longer available.
There’s a tasty history behind Girl Guide Cookies!
1927 - The first Girl Guide cookies are sold in Regina, Saskatchewan.
1929 – Girl Guides of Canada begins selling cookies as the official fundraising activity for the organization.
1946 - Vanilla crème, maple cream and shortbread cookies are introduced.
1953 - Classic chocolate and vanilla cookies make their first appearance.
1960 - A special box commemorates the 50th anniversary of GGC.
1966 - The classic vanilla and chocolate cookies are back.
1967 - GGC centennial cookies are sold.
1991 - During the Gulf War, every Canadian soldier is given a box of GGC cookies upon arrival in Saudi Arabia.
1992 – Former Girl Guide and Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar juggles Girl Guide cookies in space.
1995 – Chocolatey mint cookies are sold in all provinces across Canada
2003 - All classic chocolate and vanilla and chocolatey mint cookies are produced in a nut-free and peanut-free bakery.
2009 - GGC announced and launched reduced trans fats in the chocolatey mint cookies
2009 - GGC launches first national cookie-selling rewards initiative- Cookie All Stars
2010 – A special 100th anniversary commemorative box is produced. The classic chocolate and vanilla cookies are now 0 g trans fat per serving.
2011 – Girl Guide Cookies gets its own Twitter account.
2012 – The Girl Guide cookie box gets a new look, featuring fun illustrations tracing the journey from Sparks to Rangers.
2014 – Girl Guide classic chocolate and vanilla cookies are certified as Kosher.
2020 - Many local stores step up to sell cookies which arrived just as the pandemic hit - thank you.
2021 - London Drugs sells the Classic (vanilla and chocolate) Cookies because of COVID-19.
2021 - CookieGRAMs are sent to Health Care Workers to thank them for their work during the pandemic.