Find Girl Scout Cookies with free mobile app
Girl Scouts Louisiana East announced today that the Girl Scout Cookie Program is going mobile as part of a national pilot program. Cookie lovers throughout southeast Louisiana soon will be able to use their smart phones to find the nearest cookie booths and a list of dates and times when those booths will be open. No more driving to the local grocery store only to find that the cookie booth is located at a different store on that day.
Starting January 17, 2011, the app can be downloaded free by simply calling **GSCookies (**472665437) from your mobile phone or by searching for “Cookie Locator” in the iPhone App Store or Android Market Place. Local booth information will be available February 20, with booth sales being held March 4 – 20.
“People often underestimate the number of Girl Scout Cookies they want to order and end up wishing they’d ordered more. Or they don’t know a Girl Scout who can help them,” said Alisha Moore, Director of Product Sales. “Soon, customers will be able to download an app on their smart phone and find their favorite treats fast.”
The application, which will be available for iPhones and Android devices, uses either GPS or manually entered zip codes, cities or states to find cookie booths near the customer. The app will conveniently map those locations and add the sale information to the calendar. In addition to locating the booths, customers can learn about their favorite cookies, including nutritional value and ingredients. Cookie lovers can take a fun, interactive quiz to learn their “cookie personalities.”
Users will also be able to share sale locations, cookie information and their cookie personalities with friends on Facebook, Twitter and via email.
“The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls business and leadership skills. And this new method of reaching customers teaches them about the benefits of using relevant technology to achieve their goals,” said Moore. “Girl Scouts also learn to serve their communities, so the purchase of cookies supports girls and benefits our whole community in many direct and indirect ways.”
Councils piloting the mobile Cookie Locator include: Colorado, Greater Atlanta, Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Kentuckiana, Louisiana East, Louisiana-Pines to the Gulf, Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, the Nation’s Capital, Northeast Ohio, Northeast Texas, Northern California, Northern Illinois, Northern New Jersey, Ohio’s Heartland, Oregon and Southwest Washington, San Diego-Imperial, Southwest Texas, West Central Florida, Western Ohio, and Western Oklahoma.
Cookie Locator was developed by Little Brownie Bakers, one of two bakers licensed by Girl Scouts of the USA. Little Brownie Bakers has been baking Girl Scout Cookies since 1973 and is licensed by Girl Scouts of the USA. Little Brownie Bakers’ mission is to provide cookies and support services of the highest quality to Girl Scout Councils so that the annual Cookie Sale activities will help build a wide range of life skills for girls and generate income for Girl Scout troops and councils. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
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