Girl Scouts offer app to locate cookie sales spots

February 26, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 8 a.m. Feb. 26, 2011

Girl Scouts fanned out across the region Friday to offer Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and the rest to the cookie-craving public.

Cookie sales continue at many locations in Issaquah and beyond through March 13. Use the Cookie Locator to find cookie booths.

Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Thank U Berry Munch and Dulce de Leche all cost $4 per box, payable by cash or check.

Finding a cookie booth is easier nowadays, thanks to the Cookie Locator smart phone app.

Download the app for free by calling **GSCookies — **472665437 — or by searching for “Cookie Locator” in the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace. The app uses either GPS, or ZIP codes, cities or states to find cookie booths near the customer. The app then maps the locations and adds the sale information to the calendar.

In addition to locating the booths, customers can learn about the cookies, including nutritional value and ingredients.

Users can also take a fun, interactive quiz to learn their “cookie personalities.”

Users can share sale locations, cookie information and personalities with friends via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.

Operation Cookie Drop allows customers to purchase Girl Scout Cookies and donate the treats to military personnel as a thank-you for service.

The program continues to grow. In 2010, customers donated 121,485 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies through Operation Cookie Drop.

The annual Girl Scout Cookie Program provides a chance for Scouts to discover skills, connect through teamwork and achieve goals. Since 1917, the cookie program has helped make the Girl Scouts the premier leadership development experience for girls by teaching important leadership skills — such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics — to help girls reach full potential and develop a personal leadership style.

Proceeds from the sale of Girl Scout Cookies benefit girls in the local community.

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Girl Scouts of Western Washington currently serves more than 26,000 girls in partnership with nearly 12,500 volunteers throughout 17 counties in Western Washington.

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