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Are You Ready for Girl Scout Cookie Season?

GSA Cookie Sales kick-off the 2013 selling season on Jan. 17.

You can almost taste the cool zing of the Thin Mint. Can you smell the creamy peanut butter from the Tagalong? Are you ready to crunch into a Samoa?

The good news is your wait is almost over. Those in the Montgomery County area will soon be able to get themselves a box of the famed Girl Scout cookies. Sales begin on Thursday, Jan. 17.

According to GirlScouts.org, 11 types of cookie treats will be available this year for sale through local girl scout troops, including a newly added Mango Creme variety.

Mango Cremes, this year's new cookie, is described as a vanilla and coconut crunchy cookie with a mango filling on the GSA website. The cookie contains the concentrate of many natural fruits.

According to the GSA Pressroom's news release, the girl scouts have sold cookies for over 100 years. Cookies for the 2013 sales season will be $4 per box.

The best news? With today's technology, you can find the closest sales spot with the touch of a button.

Those in Montgomery County can hit the cookie sale site here and type in your own zip code at the top of the search bar. A list of the closest sales locations will be quickly displayed.

You can also check these hot spots for schedule cookie sales throughout the county:

  • Norristown's SEPTA Station, 93 Schuylkill Ave. and DeKalb Pike, weekdays from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

  • The Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 Germantown Pike, Saturday 10 to 5 p.m.; Sunday 2:30 to 6 p.m. (and various additional times)

 

  • Willow Grove Park Mall, 2500 Moreland Road, Daily 3-6 p.m. (and various additional times)

Know of a troop selling in your community? Share troop contact information here in the comments. Help Montgomery County (Eastern Pennsylvania) Girl Scouts in their annual sales endeavor. 

Local scouts can also add their own announcement to get the word out on Patch.com. Simply click here to add your sale information to our sites. You can e-mail melissa.treacy@patch.com with any questions on your post, or to have the sale information crossed over multiple sites.

Those that crave the tasty treats can also dowload this App found on the GSA Website to find the closest sale locations to your own home (or current location). 

Sarah Scarola January 16, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Quick note: The Plymouth Meeting Mall Cookie Booth will open on Friday, Jan 16 from 6-9PM! Come out and support Troop 7885!!
David Powell (Editor) January 16, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Girl Scouts still sell cookies door-to-door in my neighborhood in Limerick Township, but I know that mall booths and other sales methods have gained popularity as safety concerns have grown about children soliciting homes. I'd be interested to hear more about what the "norm" is in other municipalities around Montgomery County.
Mark January 17, 2013 at 03:20 AM
There will be many booths all around Upper Dublin on Friday night and all weekend. Look for troops 7092 and 71600 at Gio's Pizza, Maple Glen Pizza, Saladworks, Mac's Beverages, Acme, Jimmy John's, Primos, and Rite Aid (Ambler), Booths are around only on the weekends (Fri-Sun) but I'm sure someone you know knows a GS who would be happy to get you a box or three during the week. Thanks for your support!
Lisa January 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM
Lower Gwynedd Elementary's Troop 7067 will be at Tony A's Spring House this Friday 5-8pm. Come get your favorite Thin Mints or maybe try the new Mango Cremes!
Melissa Treacy (Editor) January 18, 2013 at 01:26 AM
I can't wait to hit up these hot spots for this year's cookies!! Thin Mints and Tagalongs, here I come. In Lower Providence Township, we have door-to-door too, but I might have to get a jump on my shopping. ;)

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