02 Dec 2014
The Girl Scouts are getting it in with technology and have announced that this upcoming cookie season, cookies will now be available to purchase online. While frequent buyers are probably really excited to learn about this, a few of us (myself included) are wondering what took so long. I suppose it’s part of what makes the brand so great though. Buyers love knowing that there’s an actual “cookie” season and that we can buy from local troops outside of our neighborhood grocery stores or near our workplaces. This next year, troops will still be doing that, but adding the internet component. Announced on Monday, Digital Cookie is an online platform that will support the selling of the cookies, but will not be an online store. What does that mean exactly?
Well, the Girl Scouts will still need to initiate every sale.
Girl Scouts can reach out to people by email, and only that recipient can access the girl’s profile. If the email is forwarded, the link to the Girl Scout’s profile will be broken, a Girl Scouts representative told Mashable.
The reason behind this is ultimately for the girls’ safety. All sensitive information about the individual Girl Scouts are kept hidden and most of the interactions with the digital platform are overseen by their parents. Through this, the organization is hoping that their Girl Scouts will learn the following skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Additionaly, they also have a chance to be exposed to working with apps and test their skills in online marketing.
05 Oct 2014
During my last visit to Seattle, I had an opportunity to visit the office of Molly Moon’s ice cream shop! The invitation for the trip was not only humbling for me as I learned that Molly Moon herself is a Yow Yow! reader, but also very special to me as Molly Moon’s opened up shop in Capitol Hill while I was a student at Seattle University. I still remember just how excited I was to be having an ice cream shop down the street from my dorm. It was frequented by my friends and I for my entire four years there and oh gosh – that smell of their freshly made waffle cones – how could anyone forget? It’s the kind of smell that you would want in your life every day if you could have it and actually – everyone that works at Molly Moon’s appears to be just that lucky!
Together, Veronica and I have visited a couple businesses within Seattle, but by far – Molly Moon’s was the most delicious. I was contacted by Emilia Arnold a couple of weeks before my return home and it just happened to work out that I could schedule a visit when I was in town. Before I had moved away, there was an empty space next to the ice cream shop. For a long time, there was some speculation that it might be a place where you get an inside look at how they were making their ice cream and cones – kind of like a Willy Wonka type of a shop. I later learned that the space was transformed into an amazing office space for their employees. Just see for yourself!
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09 Jan 2013
1. What “Girls” has taught us about fashion and dressing appropriate for every occasion – courtesy of Flavorwire.
2. Seattle, you are the best city that I have ever lived in and here’s why – – – – (Seattle Times)
photo cred | Chelsea Improvement Co.
3. Google provides free WiFi for the entire Chelsea neighborhood. [Source]
4. 72 Style Resolutions for 2013 from 72 fashionable Seattleites courtesy of Seattle Met
5. To make one of their most popular flavors, “Scout Mint,” Molly Moon’s ice cream shop needs a LOT of cookies – specifically the thin mints HOBviously. This Friday at 3PM, Molly Moon Neitzel along with other managers will be posted up at the Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, and Wallingford shops ready to purchase 84,000 cookies from quite a few eager Girl Scouts. Looks like Neitzel is on her way towards molding some future saleswomen! [Source]
photo cred | Floor 13
6. Pioneer Square has opened up a new space in their neighborhood perfect for intimate weddings and small events. Floor 13 holds 75 to 100 people and is absolutely gorgeous. [Source]
7. Part of Urban Outfitters’ “Get It Together” series – Dressing Like A Grown Up
8. Nordstrom’s 2013 visual displays are now up at the flagship! Check out the full gallery here
11 Mar 2012
To celebrate the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary, Molly Moon’s will be giving out free kid-sized scoops of their classic Scout Mint all day starting at noon!
OH MY Goodness. And if that news doesn’t melt your heart and warm your stomach enough, then the Girl Scouts themselves will be selling their cookies and greeting customers outside of the shops beginning at 3PM.
07 Mar 2012
OH MY GOSH Girl Scout cookies! This is the best idea ever! I really like Samoas… but I really like Thin Mints and always get Thin Mints. (points to a box on the far left) – Are these the new cookies for the year?
Girl Scout: No, those came out last year. (points to the yellow box of Savannah Smiles) These are the new ones for 2012.
Oh I totally knew that only because I blogged about them! (slowly turns to Maddie) – I can’t believe I just said that…
To the mother who suggested to her Girl Scout daughter and her friends that they set up shop outside of the Starbucks, you are a genius.
06 Jan 2012
Savannah Smiles is the new cookie introduced to the line of cookies the Girl Scouts will be selling this year. Created for the organization’s 100th birthday, Savannah Smiles is a lemon wedge cookie that is topped off with powdered sugar. YUM! I’ve always been a Thin Mint girl through and through, but I am such a cookie fiend that I might purchase myself a box of these too.
28 Jan 2011
Due to the current state of the economy, the Girl Scouts will only be selling six varieties of their cookies. Before you fret over whether or not your favorites will be continued – don’t worry – they probably are. Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Do-Si-Dos, and Trefoils are the ones that made the cut. The gang’s all here! They’re the top selling cookies every year and let’s face it, getting rid of thin mints would put them out of business forever.
31 Jul 2010
Design agency OCD has redesigned the new Girl Scouts logo by adding a little more neck, a nose job, and some fluffy bangs. The logo featuring the girls was first introduced back in the 1980’s. OCD shows a time line of how the brand came to be and what other changes they have updated for the organization here.