Finding that once-a-year treat is in the palm of your hand when you use the Cookie Locator. Download the free app by dialing **GSCOOKIES (**472665437) from a smartphone or visit GirlScoutsRV.org for a link. Hurry—sales end March 23!
Girl Scout Cookie Facts
- In 2013, local Girl Scouts earned more than $2.9 million for their troops. This money helps troops pay for troop activities, community service projects, and uniforms.
- Customers can purchase cookies to be donated to a local nonprofit or military men and women.
- After paying the baker for the cookies, all money stays here to benefit local Girl Scouts.
- Last year, local Girl Scouts sold an average of 146 packages each.
- The cookies available (in order of popularity) are: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, and Savannah Smiles.
- Girl Scouts of the USA licenses two bakers to produce the cookies for the entire country. This is why some Girl Scout Cookies have two names (Trefoils/Shortbreads).
- The two bakers are only required to bake Thin Mints, Trefoils/Shortbreads and Do-si-dos/Peanut Butter Sandwiches. They can then choose up to five additional varieties to offer.
- The girls on the cookie packages are real Girl Scouts (not models).
- Only Girl Scouts can sell cookies.