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Find cookies now

Published 8:02am Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Remember that time of year when an evening knock would come at the door, and a young voice would ask: “Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?”

Then came the ordering frenzy: boxes upon boxes of cookies that would one day arrive (sometimes stacked in a little red wagon pulled around the neighborhood) and the wait would be over for thin mints and samoas, peanut-butter patties and trefoils, and the many other cookies that have come and gone through the years.

In recent years, if you haven’t known someone who knows someone with Girl Scout ties or haven’t just happened to be in the right place at the right time, the cookie season may have, unfortunately, totally passed you by.

That’s all over now. Girl Scouts of America has built a cookie-finding app. That’s right, available for free for Android on Google play and for download at the Apple App Store, you can have constant access to delicious cookies that not only tantalize the tastebuds, but support your local troops (if those troops’ cookie selling events are listed with the organization).

At the touch of a fingertip, you can find out the dates, times and locations where the Girl Scouts will be selling boxes of goodies. And all for a good cause — did you know, besides baking costs, that every penny earned locally stays local?

Even if you’re not so app-savvy, offers the same amenity: just go to the website and follow the “Find cookies now” link and type in your zip code.

In some ways the headlong dive into a technology driven world has many snags, glitches and social ramifications, but hard as we might, we just can’t count “Find cookies now” to be one of them.


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