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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Girl Scout Cookies Historical Marker in Philadelphia

For the past 7 years we've been documenting the historical markers in Pennsylvania that we come across. You can find many of them right here on our blog and/or over on our Pennsylvania Historical Markers board on Pinterest.

While in Philadelphia a few weeks ago we took the walking trail through the city to see some of the historical sites. We visited Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Franklin Institute and other sites. While walking around the downtown streets we stumbled upon this interesting historical marker about the Girl Scouts in the Philadelphia area.
Girl Scout Cookies Historical Marker in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

The Girl Scout Cookies Historical Marker says:

On November 11, 1932, Girl Scouts baked & sold cookies for the first time in the windows of the Philadelphia Gas & Electric Co. here. This endeavor soon became a Philadelphia tradition. In 1936 the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A adopted the annual cookie sale as a national program.

By: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in 2001.

You'll find this particular marker located on Arch Street in downtown Philadelphia. It's very easy to get to and to document. This was a "fun find" for us, since our now adult daughter spent 12 years in the Girl Scout's program and now our granddaughter is finishing up her third year.

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