So, the Girl Scout Cookies sale is on for the season, and once they’re gone, they’re gone until next year.
While cookie season hasn’t been without controversy- a rogue Girl Scout has garnered international attention for calling a boycott over the inclusion of transgendered girls in troops- demand for girl scout cookies seems higher than it ever has been. (In fact, I’ve seen well over a dozen posts on Facebook of people pledging to buy even more Girl Scout Cookies in 2012 to show support for the refusal of GSUSA to cow to hateful bigotry as well as their support for “information based” reproductive education for girls.)
Many people are seeking out a scout from which to make their Girl Scout Cookie purchases, but did you know there’s now an app for that? Whether you are on iPhone or Android, there are options to find a Girl Scout or troop and purchase cookies from the privacy of your own smartphone. The “Girl Scout Cookie Locator” app is available in app stores, and makes reading about and selecting your cookies a simple task. According to the app’s page on iTunes, when you download it, you can:
• Search for sales in your neighborhood
• Get details on your favorite Girl Scout Cookies and discover recipes to make with them
• Have fun and find your Cookie Personality
• Check in with Foursquare
• See videos
The page goes on to say:
The free Cookie Locator lets you find cookies on sale close to you. Use your phone’s GPS location to find cookies nearby, or find cookies by ZIP code, city, or state. You can map your way to a cookie booth or share results with friends. Add the sale details automatically to your calendar so you remember to stop by and stock up on your favorites. Girl Scout Cookie® Sales happen in the fall and in the spring, depending on your area. A fun countdown clock tells you when the sales start for you.
You can download the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app here on iTunes. Will you be purchasing Girl Scout Cookies this year to support the empowering organization?