You Can Now Order Girl Scout Cookies Online
Andrew Parker - February 1, 2019


By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

January marked the start of Girl Scout cookie¬†season. If you’re anything like us, you’re at the point in your life where you don’t personally know a Girl Scout anymore. So where can us nostalgic millenials get our Girl Scout cookie fix? Well, Girl Scouts got your back. Long gone are the days of our youth chasing down Girl Scout troops at the food store. No longer do you have to ration your box of Thin Mints and Samoas/Caramel Delites ever again. Real talk, us common folk are living in 2019 while Girls Scouts be living it up in 2030.


Getting your cookie fix has never been easier. There’s now a Girl Scout Cookie Finder app you can download on your phone. You can’t order a box of cookies directly from the app. You can choose to “Meet the Cookies” to get reacquainted with all your old favorites and then enter your location to find out where you can buy them near you.¬†For those of you who prefer to not download the app you can simply use the “Find Cookies!” tool on their website. It works in the same way: enter your zip code, and bam, success!


There is a third way to order Girl Scout cookies online, but it requires knowing an actual Girl Scout. Basically, you use a Digital Order Card, wait for a troop member to initiate the sale online. She will either order your cookies herself on the app or send you an email with a link to her personal sale site. You have the option to get it delivered in-person from the Girl Scout herself or via regular shipment.


Don’t mind us, we’ll just be here stocking up on Thin Mints.