Dreaming of Thin Mints? Girl Scout Cookies Available until March 28

Customers who missed the opportunity to order Girl Scout Cookies can still buy them at a location close to them. Visit www.girlscoutcookies.org.

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 Chicagoland 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 iPhone® 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.

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Marzee February 28, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Thanks for the shout out to support our girls Julie! And we appreciate everyone who says yes to a box of cookies from a girl scout.
Marthe Forster March 01, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Girl Scout Troop 60020 will be selling Girl Scout cookies at Jewel (171st/Harlem) on Sunday, March 3rd from 9:00am-3:00pm. Support the Girl Scouts -- Come and buy cookies!
BEATING JJN AT NFL PICKS March 01, 2013 at 09:16 PM
There will be a troop at the Jewel at 127th and Harlem as well. Shop Palos!!!!!
CowDung March 01, 2013 at 09:22 PM
This is posted on a Shorewood Wisconsin Patch site. Do you guys really expect anyone to drive from the North side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to buy your troop's girl scout cookies?
Bob McBride March 01, 2013 at 09:28 PM
The author calls the Glen Ellyn, IL Patch home. I think this is another one of those "Local Voices" that isn't necessarily local to us, CD.
McCloud March 01, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Girl Scout cookies support the Girl Scout executives with six figure salaries. All using a free labor force immune from anybody asking them what they do with the money.
Billable Hours March 01, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Go Badgers!!!!!
Adam W. McCoy (Editor) March 01, 2013 at 09:42 PM
Actually there is a Patch site in Shorewood, IL. So, I think this was mistakenly posted to our Patch. It's a common mistake.
Greg March 01, 2013 at 09:58 PM
So we don't get cookies?
Julia Guldan March 01, 2013 at 09:59 PM
If anyone was looking for GS cookies at a closer, more convenient location, read "The Cookie Girl" blog post under the Local Voices section of News.
CowDung March 01, 2013 at 10:13 PM
What's going on around here, Adam? Your 'editor' spot on top of the page is occupied by 'Local Sports Editor Ron Kremer' from Chicago (Plainfield, IL)...
Charles March 01, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Bake your own cookies. GS cookies outlived their usefullness years ago, if they ever had any at all.
skinnyDUDE March 02, 2013 at 12:26 AM
I am Pro Cookie !
Django Freeman March 07, 2013 at 04:09 AM
I got boxes on the way.... Can't wait!
Mike Itzenhuiser March 12, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Prices went up while quality and quantity went down. Personally, I'll bake my own.
CowDung March 12, 2013 at 01:58 PM
It probably would be nice if the Girl Scouts went back to baking the cookies they sell...
skinnyDUDE March 15, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Well Inflation is a lot higher than stated . One look at the grocery store tells me that on a weekly basis. Either prices rise or the package shrinks . But costs are higher so the consumer is going to have to pay it...one way or another


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