Sunday, January 10, 2016

Girl Scout Cookies Go High Tech

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It’s almost that time of year again, when little girls dressed in green start to peddle their boxes of cookies. There was a time when Girl Scouts would go from door to door selling their Tagalongs, Thin Mints, and Samoas. Somewhere along the way, someone got wise and sent their parents off to work with boxes in tow to pawn off on their co-workers. And if you were able to avoid the interoffice sales of the snack treats, you were then faced with small groups of Scouts setting up camp in front of your local grocery store. No matter where you go, they will find you. Even on the internet.

For the second year in a row, Girl Scout cookies will be available online. The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. had initially held off of because of internet safety concerns. In 2015, about 2.5 million boxes of cookies were sold online. That sounds like a lot, but it accounts for only a fraction of the total 194 million boxes sold overall. To help with the cause, both Visa and Dell have invested $3 million to update the digital presence. The new platform will include programs and games, not for buying customers, but for Scouts.

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