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    1960: Dominic Profenno, Portland Department of Public Works employee, entered into the spirit of Girl Scout Week when two Brownie Scouts caught him as he finished work on Congress Street. Ellen Romanoff, 9, hands Profenno a box of cookies while Kathy Swim, 9, (left) waits her chance to sell him another variety of Girl Scout cookies. The super-salesgirls, both members of Troop 23, sold six more boxes of cookies while staff photographer Johnson was taking their names.

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    1958: Girl Scout cookies billboard:

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    1960: Brownies Laurie Reiman (left) and Jean Breton of the Yarmouth Girl Scout Neighborhood peer over the heaps of sweets to be sold by members of their troop during the annual cookie drive. More than 185 Yarmouth Brownies and Girl Scouts will join in the fundraising project sponsored by the Greater Portland Girl Scout Council.

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    1953: Unidentified group of Brownie Scouts, adults and cookies.

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    1954: An unidentified Girl Scout shows her wares. In her right hand is a box of perennial favorite Thin Mint cookies.

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    1953: Unidentified man buying Girl Scout cookies from Girl Scout and two Brownies, identities also unknown.

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    1955: If your doorbell has not already been rung by "a smart young cookie," have patience, they'll get there. A fine investment, these cookies. Not only do they taste good but you're helping the girls with their camp fund. Two types are available, the sandwich and a mint. Mrs. Victor Guitard of Westbrook and her eight-year-old daughter, Joyce, demonstrate what can be done with the mint cookies. Here they have mixed crumbled mint cookies with regular cookie mix for a delightful taste.

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    1956: Ingrid Ann Thompson (left) and Deborah Jane Wilcox, both of South Portland, give each other a taste of the two kinds of cookies local Girl Scouts sell. The Girl Scout Council of Greater Portland hopes to sell 50,000 boxes this year. The girls, both eight, are members of Brownie Troop 127. Proceeds from the sale will go toward a new infirmary at Camp Cedar Cove in Litchfield and a play field and new camping equipment for the day camp in Scarborough.

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    1950: Among the first in Westbrook to sample those delicious Girl Scout cookies is Mayor Ernest O. Porell, shown as he bought a box from 11-year-old Helen Cote. Proceeds from the sale of cookies will go to the Girl Scout camp on Lake Cobbosseecontee.

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