Girl Scout Cookie tasting Saturday at the Kukui Grove Center

LIHU‘E — The Girl Scouts and Kaua‘i coordinator Angela Hoover are hosting a cookie-tasting this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kukui Grove Center, including the unveiling of the newest Girl Scout cookie.

Adventurefuls are brownie-inspired cookies with caramel cream and sea salt, and will join traditional favorites like thin mints, samoas, do-si-dos, s’mores and others.

Melissa McFerrin-Warrack, special leasing and events manager at KGC, said she expects the event to offer more than a peek at the new cookie being introduced.

Information on the Girl Scout program on Kaua‘i and troop leaders will be there to explain what Girl Scouts do and where they can be found.

Girl Scout cookies, a trademarked commodity, started more than 100 years ago when they were home-baked by girl members with mothers volunteering as technical advisors.

The sale of cookies to finance troop activities started as early as 1917, five years after Juliette Gordon Low started the Girls Scouts in the United States. The Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma baked cookies and sold them in their high-school cafeteria as a service project.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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