**This post is sponsored by GSUSA. I am part of the Mom-It-Forward community. I was compensated but my opinions are my own. I love cookies.**
I once chased a Girl Scout.
I didn't mean to break into a run, it's just I hadn't seen a Girl Scout and I wanted, nay, NEEDED some cookies. So when I spotted one my mind was like, "COOKIES! She'll have COOKIES!"
Chased isn't really the right word. She didn't run from me. She did, however, stare at me with wide eyes as she spotted the grown adult running towards her with disheveled hair.
"Do you have cookies?" I asked, gasping for air. I probably didn't need the cookies if I was already out of breath from a simple sprint. That's what my Voice Of Reason was hissing at me. But I ignored it. I needed the Thin Mints. I needed the Caramel Delights.
She did have cookies, by the way. She did not call the police or scream, "STRANGER DANGER!" Maybe she's seen crazed adults like me before.
So you all know that Girl Scout cookies are the best, right? But did you know that there is such a thing called National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend?
If you are in NYC on February 7th, you can attend the Girl Scout Cookie Green Carpet Premiere and GET some delicious cookies.
If you won't be in NYC on February 7th, it's okay! You can join a VIRTUAL Girl Scout Cookie Party on February 5th on Twitter, hosted by Mom-It-Forward. The purpose of the National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is to show that when you buy a box of cookies, you aren't only making your taste buds happy, but you're also helping a girl learn important skills! These girls aren't just selling us delicious treats. They are also learning about:
These things will help them as they become adults. So if you're thinking, "Hmm, I'd rather NOT buy cookies and keep my thighs happy," know that when you do buy cookies, that you are actually helping a girl in the long run. So you no longer have to feel guilty. You're HELPING a girl so therefore, calories can't possibly count then, right?
Want to see a list of the delicious cookies being sold? Check out the Official Girl Scout page where you'll find detailed descriptions of all of them. I might have drooled all over myself while discovering all the cookies available. You can also read more about the Girl Scouts.
To learn more about the Girl Scouts and the National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, you can do the following:
LIKE the GSUSA Facebook page
TWEET the GSUSA Twitter page. If you want to join in with the Girl Scout Cookie Party, make sure you use #cookieboss
PIN items on the GSUSA Pinterest page. Drool over photos of cookies like me.
OH, and while doing my research for this piece, I discovered that there will be a GLUTEN FREE cookie soon. The chocolate chip shortbread cookie is being tested now and hopefully will be available soon. My mother-in-law is gluten free so I know this will make her happy.
If you are in NYC on February 7th, please go to the Girl Scout Cookie Green Carpet Premiere for me. Take photos. Tweet about it using #cookieboss. Let me live vicariously through you!
Make sure to join the National Girl Scout Cookie Virtual Party on Twitter. It starts 8/9 pm ET. You'll also learn about the 5 skills girls learn from being part of the Girl Scouts. Remember, if you join, use #cookieboss.
So don't forget!
I'm off to find a Girl Scout. I need more Thin Mints.