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Santa Must Have Heard My Pleas Because We Can Finally Buy Girl Scout Cookies Online

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As anyone who loves Girl Scout cookies (so, the entire human race) knows, it can be really hard to get your hands on a box. They’re only for sale for a limited timeframe each year, and you can’t track them down without personally interacting with a Girl Scout. If you don’t have a niece or cousin or daughter in a troop, your only hope is running into one of their pop-up cookie sales at the grocery store or wherever. In a world where most everything money can buy is instantly available, those cookies are still clamored over like the holy grail of consumer desserts. Luckily for us, the annual cookie scramble is about to get a little easier, because the Scouts are finally taking cookie sales online. Scouts can sell cookies via the Digital Cookies program, which provides each girl with her own invitation-only webpage or the option to take in-person orders via a mobile app. The site takes credit cards and ships directly to your home, which makes it super easy for long-distance relatives to support sales. The project will go national in January. Some parents have complained that this removes the in-person sales element of the cookie process, which provides girls a good life skills lesson. That’s a bummer, but just imagine: Girl Scout cookies delivered to your door! [NPR] [Image via Shutterstock]

Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Nesquik Is A Thing Now

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Nesquik has debuted a new chocolate milk beverage we are welcoming with open arms and clogged arteries: Girl Scout cookie-flavored milk. (At least it’s lowfat Girl Scout cookie-flavored milk.) The two limited edition flavors are based on the popular cookies Thin Mints and Samoas. That’s right, I wrote based on. Although the Scouts will receive royalties for licensing their cookie brands — just like they’ve done for lip balms, for example — there will not actually cookie pieces or ingredients in the milk and, in fact, the Samoas drink is marketed as “Caramel Coconuts.” I have no clue if Girl Scout chocolate milk tastes decent, but as they are only in stores through this month, you should get your hands on one now if you want to find out. [NesquikGirl Scouts Utah (PDF)]

Adorable Little Girls Explain What “Bossy” Means To Them

Adorable Little Girls Explain What "Bossy" Means To Them
"Bossy has nothing to do with being a boy or a girl!"

LeanIn.org and the Girl Scouts’ campaign to ban the word “bossy” certainly has good intentions. The word “bossy” is often used as a negative term to describe girls and women who speak and act with authority, while it’s rarely used to describe boys and men who act similarly. But is banning the word really the answer, or is changing the perception of it a better approach? But perhaps before we can really answer that question, we should be asking a younger generation of girls what the word bossy means to them. Check out this awesome video from She Knows featuring a bunch of adorable and smart little girls answering that very question. [She Knows]

Girl Scouts Has Been Asked To End Its Partnership With Barbie And I Kind Of Hope It Does

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Girl Scouts Has Been Asked To End Its Partnership With Barbie And I Kind Of Hope It Does

The Girl Scouts of the USA is under pressure from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream to end its partnership with Barbie, which it began last summer. The organization teamed up with Mattel to offer a Barbie webpage, activity book and uniform patch for Girl Scouts aged 5 to 8. The partnership marked the first ever Girl Scout patch that has corporate sponsorship, which sounds all kinds of skeevy to me. Keep reading »

Colorado Girl Scouts Put The Kibosh On Selling Cookies Outside Of Pot Shops

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Last week, clever California Girl Scout made bank after she set up shop outside of a marijuana dispensary in San Francisco. The enterprising 13-year-old sold 117 boxes in two hours, both to neighbors and customers of the cannabis club. Tragically, Girl Scouts in Colorado won’t have a similar circumstance to exploit — even though their state recently legalized marijuana — because they want kiddies to stay away from the pot clubs. In a statement on their Facebook page, the Girl Scouts of Colorado warned scouts that cookie sales are not permitted outside “adult establishments,” which includes pot dispensaries. Strip clubs, bars, liquor stores and casinos as also verboten. “We recognize these are legitimate businesses, but we don’t feel they are an appropriate place for girls to be selling cookies in Colorado,” they wrote. [I wonder if they know that there is apparently a strain of marijuana named after their delectable treats? — Amelia] Keep reading »

Girl Scout Nearly Doubles Her Cookie Sales By Setting Up Shop Outside A Cannabis Club

Thirteen-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei had been doing pretty well selling Thin Mints and Samoas outside grocery stores around San Francisco, but she had a feeling she could do better with a more targeted marketing strategy. So she did what any intrepid young businesswoman would do: she set up a cookie table on the sidewalk in front of The Green Cross, a cannabis club. As you might have guessed, Lei’s strategy paid off, big time. She sold 117 boxes in two hours. “It’s no secret that cannabis is an appetite stimulant, so it’s not shocking that a lot of our patients came and purchased cannabis, and then saw the cookies and purchased them,” Holli Bert, a spokesperson for The Green Cross, told NBC News. “But it wasn’t just patients; staff members and neighbors also bought the cookies. I personally bought five boxes. It turned out to be a big success.” The clinic has invited Lei back to sell cookies this weekend, where she’s sure to shatter sales records. Never underestimate the power of the munchies. [NBC]

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