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Girl Guide biscuits (3rd of 3)

Girl Guide biscuits

Jane Findlay, from St Mary's Pippins group, samples a Girl Guide biscuit at Scout Hall in Crown Lane, Remuera, in 2007. Selling Girl Guide biscuits door-to-door each March is the major fund-raising event of the Guiding calendar. The original recipe was developed by Cadbury Fry Hudson, and biscuits were first sold in New Zealand in 1957. Around 2010 some 1–1.7 million packets of biscuits were sold annually. The biscuits come in three varieties (plain, chocolate and mini) and feature the Guides' trefoil (clover-shaped) symbol. More than 40% of the profits from biscuit sales go to the Guide group that sells them.

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Helen Dollery, 'Youth organisations - Scouts and Guides', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29513/girl-guide-biscuits (accessed 31 May 2017)

Story by Helen Dollery, published 5 May 2011