JOHNSON CITY, TENN. - This weekend is national girl scout cookie weekend. The first Girl Scout cookies were sold in 1917.
This year local Girl Scouts kicked things off by delivering free milk and cookies to volunteers at the Johnson City/Washington County animal shelter and the Red Cross.
The Girl Scouts mission is to show girls how to build confidence, courage, and character.
All the sales made from cookies go towards projects within troop communities.
"We had 8,364 girls that sold cookies in 2013." said coordinator Kristi Stringfield. "46 councils for the Girl Scouts of the southern Appalachians sold over 1.5 million boxes of cookies which was over a million dollars for the troops."
Cookies can be pre-ordered through February 10th. The Girl Scouts will be out in force selling cookies at various locations starting at the end of February. The sale will last until the end of March.