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Girl Scout Cookies

 
 
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By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. Girl Scout Cookies Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.266′ N, 75° 9.826′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Arch Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philadelphia (about 400 feet away); Public Sector Collective Bargaining (about 400 feet away); Edmund N. Bacon (about 400 feet away); Masonic Temple Philadelphia (about 400 feet away); American Friends Service Committee (about 500 feet away); Green Building at Friends Center (about 500 feet away); Quakers at Friends Center (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Girl Scout Cookies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. Girl Scout Cookies Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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