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Where to Find Girl Scout Cookies in Napa Valley

Girl Scouts in the Napa Valley area are selling cookies today (Sunday, Feb. 10) and for the next few weeks.

It's Girl Scout Cookie season again, and there are plenty of ways for Napa Valley residents to get their hands on a box of Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Samoas.

Cookie sales are on starting today, Sunday, Feb. 10 and and continue for several weeks.

Click here for locations in Napa and Yountville.

If your town in Napa Valley is not listed above,  enter your ZIP code into this Girl Scouts’ Cookie Locator page. A new Girl Scout cookie iPhone or Android app also can help customers find cookie sales.

Two important things to know:

  • Mango Crèmes are crispy cookies featuring mango, coconut, vanilla and Nutrifusion™. The cookie is vitamin-packed, but don't go replacing a salad with Mango Crèmes. A three-cookie serving also contains 180 calories and four grams of saturated fat.
  • A box of cookies is now $4, up from $3.50 last year. The troop keeps 50 cents from every box sold.

Although cookie sales are a fundraiser, the program also aims to teach Girl Scouts skills. This year's boxes have been updated to include stories of what Girl Scouts do today, the fun they have doing it, and all that girls learn from the experience.

To keep your cookie jar stocked long after Girl Scout Cookie sales cease, here is one of the original Girl Scout Cookie recipes.

What's your favorite kind of cookie? Tell us in the comments!

 

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Logans Runner February 11, 2013 at 03:44 AM
People can always give a plain simple donation, if they like.
R.P.J. February 11, 2013 at 03:14 PM
I think that is very unfair that the girl scouts work hard to sell those cookies and they only receive 50 cents per box and the company gets $3.50????? I can't believe it cost the company whoever they are that much money to make a box of cookies. Gosh even a bag of Oreo's in the store are around $2.75 which is alot cheaper than what the GS sell their cookies for and you get twice as much in a bag of Oreo's. I think the company who makes these cookies should rethink their logic. These girls are selling these cookies to make money for them to be able to do activities in the year. I was a Girl Scout leader many years ago and I know how hard my troop use to work to earn their money.
Karen Calhoun February 11, 2013 at 05:08 PM
All that money doesn't go to the bakery, it goes to the bigger Girl Scout Council. I found this breakdown online: "Seventy percent of the money stays within the local council, and the remaining 30 percent goes to the bakery. From the 70 percent the council receives, each troop receives funding, typically 12 to 17 percent of the amount that they sell." I just give the troop $1 when I walk by. It is the same for them as if I purchased two boxes of cookies, and I really don't need the cookies!
Anita D'Groin February 11, 2013 at 06:03 PM
I agree. A simple contribution would be the best way to support local Girl Scouting. Human nature being what it is though, we all like the "win-win" aspect of a little token of appreciation for our contribution. It would just be nice if the lion's share of contributions made by "purchasing" Girl Scout cookies went to support local troops rather than "Girl Scout Inc.".
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau February 11, 2013 at 07:19 PM
It would be interesting to see the salaries of the Executive Branch of the Girl Scout Council, the ones with offices on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

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