Friday, February 22, 2013
Find out where to buy Girl Scout Cookies in Wheaton.
Girl Scouts will be selling cookies at the Giant Food on University Boulevard in Wheaton starting Friday, Feb. 22, and continuing through March 24. For more information, enter your ZIP code into the Girl Scouts’ Cookie Locator application (or click here if it's not appearing correctly for you above). You may also download the Girl Scout cookies locator mobile app. Sales are dependent, in part, on the weather. Girl Scout cookies are $4 a box this year. Each Girl Scout troop gets to keep up to 70 cents from every box sold. Why do Girl Scouts sell cookies, anyway? Find out here! What's your favorite kind of Girl Scout cookie? Vote here!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
It's time to place your 2013 cookie order!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Thursday, January 10
Since 1917, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America have been selling baked goods to raise funds to support local community service projects, maintain Girl Scout camps, develop programs and provide financial support to girls in need. Last year, in the Washington, DC, area alone, more than 4.5 million boxes of cookies were sold. While scouts still sell cookies door-to-door, the Girl Scouts have gone high-tech in the last few years, offering the "Cookie Club" website—which allows scouts to sell cookies via email—and launching the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app so that one is never more than a few clicks away from one's favorite cookies: So, we want to know, what is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie, and why?
Monday, March 12, 2012
More than 50 million girls have been Girls Scouts since the organization's founding in 1912.
Tens of millions of girls--including some famous ones--have sold cookies, earned badges and learned new skills and today, the Girl Scouts of America is turning 100. Whether it’s seeing the green-vested girls outside of grocery stores during the annual cookie sales, or you have a family member, neighbor or friend who participates, most people are familiar with this long-standing service organization whose mission is to build “girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.” On March 12, 1912, Juliette Low gathered 18 girls in Savannah, GA, creating the first troop of “American Girl Guides.” The meeting followed Low’s introduction to Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts. Since that first …