It’s that glorious time of year where a local girl scout may soon be coming to your front door to sell you cookies. The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines started their cookie sales this week.
The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys is turning 100 - and it's hosting a weekend celebration at the Mall of America to mark the occasion. Events on Saturday will include a presentation by the Raptor Center, Zumba dancing and an Iron Cookie Challenge.
It was on this date 99 years ago that the girl scouts started. Now that first meeting was actually held down in Savannah, Georgia. But it didn't take too long before girls the in the St. Cloud area formed their own chapter of the Girl Scouts.
Some Minnesota Girl Scouts say they will sit out an upcoming cookie sale to protest plans to sell off some of their camps. Financial pressures and declining membership have led the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys council to sell four of its 12 camps.