Last call for Girl Scout cookies

By on March 11, 2011

Elburn troop will be at Jewel-Osco Mar. 12
by Lynn Meredith
Elburn—Do you need one last fix of Girl Scout cookies before the drive is over? Don’t wait for a flyer to come out; look to your phone to keep you updated. Cookie lovers will soon be able to find the nearest cookie booth and a list of dates and times on a smart phone app.

Angelia Harris, 8, of Elburn, is one of the first to take part in this pilot program through the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. This council has been chosen as one of only 20 councils nationwide to pilot the new cookie locator smart phone app. She said the app can provide different kinds of information.

“It’s a cookie app where you can type in your zip code, and you go on and click on a cookie, and it tells you about it, the flavor,” Harris said. “You can also sell cookies on it.”

The app can also tell you about yourself based on your taste in cookies through a fun, interactive quiz.

“It tells you your cookie personality,” Harris said. “I’m strong and confidant. I like Thin Mints.”

The free application is available for iPhone and Android devices. It uses either GPS or manually entered zip codes, cities or states to find cookie booths and will 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.

Harris’ mom is one of the troop moms and said that many of the girls have the app on their phones.

The troop will be at Jewel Foods in Elburn on Saturday, March 12. The drive wraps up March 20.