Customers who missed the opportunity to order Girl Scout Cookies from their local Girl Scout can still buy the delicious Thin Mints and Tagalongs at a location close to them. Girl Scouts are setting up booths in communities across the greater Chicago and northwest Indiana area. Customers can go to www.girlscoutcookies.org and enter their ZIP code to find the location nearest them.
Tech savvy cookie lovers can download Girl Scouts' free Cookie Locator mobile application for iPhoneŽ and Android. The free Cookie Locator app lets customers find cookies on sale close to their home or office by tapping into the phone's GPS or using a local zip code, city or state. To download the app, customers can call **GSCOOKIES (**4722665437) from their mobile phones.
Customers have eight varieties of cookies from which to choose: The Savannah Smile, Thank U Berry Munch, Samoas, Thin Mints, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-si-does, and Dulce de Leche.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is about more than purchasing boxes of the annual treat. It's about the valuable skills a girl gains from participating including: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Girls and adults interested in joining or becoming volunteers should visit www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org.
Girls set cookie goals to support their chosen activities for the year, fund community service and leadership projects, attend summer camp, travel to destinations near and far and provide events for girls in their community.
Profits from the sale of each $4 box of cookies help the council offer programs and outdoor experiences, provide support for nearly 84,000 girls, and offer financial assistance to girls from economically disadvantages areas. All profits are used locally.
About Girl Scouts
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana impacts the lives of 84,000 girls and 24,000 adult members in 245 communities in six Illinois counties (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Lake, and Will) and four Indiana counties (Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter). For more information, visit www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org.