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Girl Scout cookies on sale March 1

Everyone knows and loves Girl Scout cookies, but not everyone knows that sale dates, prices and cookie varieties vary from state to state.

Girl Scouts in Western Washington will sell cookies to the public from March 1-17.

As if anyone needs to be reminded, the cookies are Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos and Trefoils.

If you can’t find a place to grab a box or two — just grab your phone. New this year is an online ‘Cookie Locator and Mobile App.’

Girl Scouts sell cookies at locations like Albertsons and QFC on Mercer Island.

To find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit cookielocator.littlebrownie.com, or get our mobile cookie locator app by dialing *GSCOOKIES  (*472665437) on your mobile phone.

Cookie boxes are $4 each. Girl Scouts accept cash, checks and, in some areas, they now accept credit cards.

Cookie facts

• In 2012, girls in Western Washington sold 3,093,834 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in 17 counties.

• Nearly 4.5 million Thin Mints are baked per day during Girl Scout cookie season.

To learn more about the local Girl Scouts organization, visit www.girlscouts.org.

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