In the 1920s Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low began helping the first Girl Scouts raise money to achieve special goals for their troops. The first documented council-wide cookie sale of commercial baked Girl Scout Cookies was in Philadelphia in 1934. The first nationally franchised cookie sale was in 1936. When I purchased these cookies, I was told that the Peanut Butter Cremes (which I love!) had been approved by the Drug Council and the peanuts used were perfectly safe. Yum! Yum!