Girl Scout cookies aren’t usually difficult to find, if you’re looking to buy a couple of boxes from your local troop in addition to making them yourself at home. I used to find girls from local troops outside of grocery stores and malls, and while I do see them out there “boothing” cookies from time to time, I have to admit that they are a little more difficult to track down than they once seemed to be.
Fortunately, there’s an app for that.
The Girl Scout Cookie Locator App is a free app that helps you find Girl Scout cookie sales in your neighborhood or close to wherever you are when the craving strikes. The app can either use your phone’s GPS locator to find you, or you can punch in a zip code, city or state to get specific results. It will tell you of upcoming sale dates, times and locations, and the app will allow you to pin them to your calendar so that you won’t forget to stop by. The app also gives you information on the different types of cookies for sale, including their nutritional stats and even some recipe ideas for making fun, simple desserts with the cookies!
The app is relatively new and I suspect that not all troops are on board with it yet, so not every sale date and time may be listed and some areas are definitely more up-to-date than others, but the app is still a good one and well worth using for a Girl Scout cookie fan. Keep driving by the local market and keeping your eyes peeled for other sellers, of course, and don’t forget that you can always fall back on homemade Girl Scout Cookies if all else fails!