Girl Scouts Unveil Free Cookie Locator App

Dying for thin mints? Can’t live without a box of Samoas? This year, a new app can help you find the Girl Scout Cookies you crave.

The concept is simple. Using GPS or a user’s zip code, the free Cookie Locator app lists the dates, times, and locations of the nearest Girl Scout cookie booths. Users can also receive text reminders of sales dates, view cookie nutrition information (bad idea), and explore his or her “cookie personality.” I wonder what my love of Thin Mints says about me.

The app was developed to boost sales and prevent Girl Scouts from wasting time at empty stands.

"Girl Scouts want to be where people are," Susan Barnes, a spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, told the St. Petersburg Times. "We're thinking that this is going to have a very positive impact for us."

Interested? Girl Scout cookie fans can download the app in the iPhone App Store or Android Market Place or call **GSCookies (**472665437) from a mobile phone. A cookie locator website is also available for those unfortunate souls without smart phones (me).

Girl Scout cookie seasons runs from February 25 to March 20.

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