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Thursday, January 10, 2013

It's Cookie Time!

Abby is a Junior Girl Scout this year. And she's selling cookies, as always.

Now, the rules about online cookie sales have changed somewhat of late; the Girl Scouts of America (GSA) and Girl Scouts of Western Washington (GSWW) both realize that more and more kids are online. In the interest of Internet safety, they have the girls take a safety pledge, some of which includes that Abby - as she is under 13 and therefore protected by COPPA laws - will not do her own online marketing; she needs an adult to do it for her. Even when it applies to using her own email address.

To that end, Mom to the rescue. Here are the basics:

  • Feel free to email me with orders by the 27th of January
  • Payment is not required (or even allowed, unless you are buying only for Operation Cookie Drop) until delivery. Check or cash only.
  • Cookies are $4 a box. Yes, I know they may be cheaper in other parts of the country; that is regional and out of our control
  • There are six flavors available this year; they did a study and these are the most popular:
    • Thin Mints
    • Samoas
    • Tagalongs
    • Do-si-dos
    • Savannah Smiles
    • Classic Trefoils
  • The West Coast uses Little Brownie Bakers when you go for nutrition or allergen information.
That second G-looking thing? It's an S that got
connected at the top
And now, a note from our Girl Scout:

Dear Mom's Internet Friends,

Please buy my cookies. I would really appreciate it. Cookie sales help girl scouts learn stuff that will help us when we're grown up. Please do Operation Cookie Drop; it gives cookies to the armed forces. Thanks if you bought some. 

Thanks again,