This year marks the start of the second century of Girl Scout cookie sales. The Girl Scouts started their entrepreneurial enterprise in 1917.
If you don't want to bring Girl Scout Cookies home, you can simply tell the girl scout that you would like to donate them to the military. The council participates in the Gift of Caring program to provide cookies to deployed military and veterans. They partner with a non-profit organization that serves military personnel/veterans to deliver the donated cookies.