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It's cookie time!

Staff Report
Ascension Parish Girl Scouts prepare for cookie season during Jan. 9 cookie rally.

     National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is Feb. 26-28, which coincides with the beginning of cookie booth sales in southeast Louisiana. For customers craving Thin Mints who might not know a Girl Scout, the Girl Scouts have a mobile app that assists customers in finding Cookie Booth sales by zip code or GPS.

     “Customers can either download the official Cookie Finder app to their smartphone, or visit to find booth sale locations,” said Alisha Moore, Chief Customer Experience Officer at Girl Scouts Louisiana East. “Girl Scouts are really embracing technology as an effective way to market and sell Girl Scout cookies.”

    According to Moore, many of the local Girl Scout troops plan to “bling” their booths and delivery wagons, as they make their booths more attractive to cookie customers, while participating in local and national bling your booth and wagon contests.

     The annual Girl Scout Cookie Program ends locally on March 13. Customers can support entrepreneurs’ efforts by purchasing additional cookies for donation to the troops’ Cookie Share service projects. CookieShare cookies are donated to a non-profit or service organization selected by the troop, such as fire and police departments, and military troops serving overseas.

     All cookie program proceeds remain within the council’s jurisdiction funding troop activities, with the remainder helping the council to maintain properties, train and recruit volunteers, and support council initiatives.