Girl Scout cookie booth sales start March 7

Girl Scout Cookie Booth sales are starting March 7 at area businesses, including local stores, retail businesses and banks.

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio has reached 85 percent of their sales goal and it is hoped the community will continue to support local Girl Scouts.

To find a booth sale, customers can visit and click on the “Cookie Locator” link.

Cookie lovers are able to use their smart phones to find the nearest Girl Scout 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 that day.

The cookie locator mobile app is available for iPhones and Android devices, and can be downloaded free by calling **GSCOOKIES (**472665437) from your mobile phone or by searching for “Cookie Locator” in the iPhone App Store or Android Market Place.

Girl Scout troops use unique sales strategies during booth sales to maximize success, including attractive table displays, displaying troop goal posters, wearing cookie costumes, providing bundles of cookie boxes tied with a ribbon to encourage multi-package purchases.

Also taking place is the 5 for Five Contest. Customers who buy five packages of cookies will receive a coupon and have the opportunity to enter a contest on our website to win five cases of Girl Scout cookies.

The QR Code on the coupon will take customers to correct spot online.

All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 to be eligible for the drawing. Five winners will be randomly selected on April 7.

Some Girl Scout cookie customers may not want to purchase cookies for dietary or other reasons, but still want to support Girl Scouting. Operation Cookie offers customers the opportunity to purchase cookies that the council will give to military troops serving overseas.

About Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

In partnership with nearly 14,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio serves nearly 50,000 girl members in 32 counties throughout western Ohio and southeastern Indiana. Chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, the premier organization for and leading authority on girls, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

For more information, to volunteer your time or make a donation, call (513) 489-1025 or 800-537-6241, or visit