Girl Scout Cookie Sales Started in Muskogee, OK

April 28, 2011 at 5:59 pm EST

Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies? Muskogee’s Mistletoe Troop first uttered those words in 1917, and to mark that event, the city is now home to a bronze statue of a cookie-selling scout. The statue, titled “A Promise To Keep” is display at Three Rivers Museum.

The sculpture honors Muskogee as the place where selling cookies as a fundraiser for the organization was first documented. Girl members baked the cookies in their homes and sold them at their high school cafeteria.

Muskogee Scouts belong to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma, which comprises 14 counties.

Learn more about the history of Muskogee, OK.

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Sitting outside my office right now, I can see what looks like a grandpa and his grandkids, little ones, and they’re out here on the pier fishing. And to see that every day makes me feel like we have accomplished something important to Muskogee and to Oklahoma.

Scott Robinson, Port Director for the Port of Muskogee