MUSKOGEE, Okla. - The birthplace of the girl scout cookie traces right back here to Oklahoma.
Sales of the girl scout cookie began 95 years ago in Muskogee.
It started as a service project to send care packages to soldiers during World War II and to raise money.
A bronze statue of a mistletoe troop stands outside of the three rivers museum in Muskogee to honor the first documented cookie sale.
Today, the treats represent the largest girl-led business in the world. Profits now top $700 million a year.
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