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The Babe and the Brownies
Edited by Jack McCallum and Kostya Kennedy
December 25, 1995
To help promote two new lines of cookies that will go on sale next month, the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. have sent out this 1923 photo of one of their own standing happily next to Babe Ruth. (The scout's the one without the stogie.) Next year marks the 60th anniversary of Girl Scout cookies, and that, the scouts reasoned, was a good tie-in with the Bambino, baseball's 60-homer man. A less fitting tie-in? The new cookies are "reduced fat."
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December 25, 1995

The Babe And The Brownies

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To help promote two new lines of cookies that will go on sale next month, the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. have sent out this 1923 photo of one of their own standing happily next to Babe Ruth. (The scout's the one without the stogie.) Next year marks the 60th anniversary of Girl Scout cookies, and that, the scouts reasoned, was a good tie-in with the Bambino, baseball's 60-homer man. A less fitting tie-in? The new cookies are "reduced fat."

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