COUNTDOWN: Two days until you see Girl Scout Cookie Booths around West Seattle

We recently spotted that Halloween holdover in Highland Park, costumed as a Girl Scout Cookies promoter. Until now, it’s just been advance/online cookie-sales time, but starting Friday, cookie booths will pop up around West Seattle (and of course elsewhere) for in-person purchases. Here’s the lookup to see where, by zip code, you’ll find cookie booths. And Scouts and their families are excited – we’ve heard from two today, in fact.

Troop 46258 will be outside Husky Deli on Sunday the 5th from Noon to 2 pm and outside West Seattle Thriftway at Morgan Junction on Wednesday the 15th from 6 to 8 pm. That information is courtesy of Scout Norah and her family, who also shared her cookie-selling website if you won’t be able to get to a booth and want to order by mail (deadline March 13) or order for free home delivery (by March 20).

Troop 41268‘s co-cookie manager Antoinette sends word that “Our Daisies (5-6 year olds) are doing their first-ever Girl Scout cookie booth sale this Friday from 3-5 pm at Dog City. Jan, the owner, is kind enough to let us have it there and the girls are excited! We will also be at Thriftway on Saturday (10-12 pm) and True Value (10 am-12 pm Sunday) for the Farmers Market.”

Any other troops interested in a mention can email us ( Cookie booths will continue through March 19th.

P.S. Some changes this year, according to the official news release – including a new variety, Raspberry Rally, and a price increase. Plus, a reminder of what the cookie sales are all about:

Our mission at Girl Scouts of Western Washington is to build Girl Scouts of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout Cookie Program supports this mission by providing hands-on experience in setting goals, making business decisions, and embarking on a lifelong leadership journey. The cookie program also provides an essential way for Girl Scouts to cover the cost of their Girl Scout experiences. Many Girl Scouts use cookie revenue to pay for membership dues, program supplies, and activities like travel, camp, and STEM exploration.

ADDED TUESDAY: We heard from Angela regarding the cookie-promoting skeleton shown above;

Thanks for featuring our skeleton friend Mr. LeBONEski! Our daughter, Harper from Troop 41169, helped her grandma design and sew the giant Girl Scout vest to help market her cookie sales. Harper will be selling in person at the Highland Park Corner Store on Sunday from 11-1 and again next Thursday evening from 5:30-7:30, while the store has the Where Ya At Matt food truck outside. Come say hi and help her push to her final fundraising goal for her big trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos in July! You can also order online for local delivery or shipping at her website: If you don’t want to purchase cookies, a donation on the website will send cookies to our troops and help Harper and our troop with fundraising – win-win-win!

Also, a HUGE thank you to the West Seattle community for supporting Harper and the rest of troop 41169! Our girls have learned so much over the last 8 years through cookies sales and they are making dreams come true with the proceeds! I have been amazed watching them transform from little five years olds selling a few boxes to true entrepreneurs- creating email marketing campaigns, taking over inventory management, planning complicated delivery routes and learning how to provide excellent customer service!

We also heard today from Jolene:

Troop 42301 will be selling at Menchie’s in the Admiral Junction Friday, March 3rd, 4-6 (we will be on the sidewalk on California), March 4th at Thriftway in the Morgan Junction 12-2 pm, and March 5th at the Roxbury Safeway, 10-2.

23 Replies to "COUNTDOWN: Two days until you see Girl Scout Cookie Booths around West Seattle"

  • Bill March 2, 2023 (3:24 am)

    I miss Camp Fire Girl Mints!

    • Jeff March 2, 2023 (8:43 am)

      The are still available, I bought some from a friend’s kid just a month or two ago. 

  • Z March 2, 2023 (5:55 am)

    They contain palm oil which destroys habitats for many animals including orangatans tigers elephants and more. The uk and canada stopped using palm oil in their scout cookies. We need to make changes.

    • JJ March 2, 2023 (8:55 am)

      As you type about it on your device with cobalt mined by African slaves. 

      • Lagartija Nick March 2, 2023 (10:42 am)

        JJ, I have never understood this logic. So, because cobalt mining (thingX) is bad everything else (thingsA-Z) should be bad too? And until we stop doing thing X we can’t stop doing things A-Z? What a ridiculous proposition.

        • makes sense to me March 2, 2023 (1:58 pm)

          Hypocrisy is a real thing.  Disgust is a natural reaction to finger-wagging, when the finger doing the wagging is participating in a similar activity.  Perhaps it’s petty, but humans are all that and more.  

    • R March 2, 2023 (6:59 pm)

      I hear you on the palm oil. It’s a very efficient oil vs landscale and so many large volume have used it to scale up and now they can’t back away easily. That being said, I do want to point out that the GS cookies participate in the RSPO palm oil program as a “mixed” user- which means the bakeries are purchasing an equivalent amt of RSPO certified palm oil to cook all the GS cookies. Palm oil farms and refineries that are RSPO certified have to meet a set of enviro and social standards. You can see this on the box. Certifications aren’t perfect, but many cookie vendors ARE NOT doing this with their palm oil so this is an optional step forward to help ensure the issues above are not happening. If the UK cookies are made with butter tho, omg the shortbreads/trefoils would be sooo much better ! 

  • Sue H March 2, 2023 (8:56 am)

    Raspberry Rally cookies are already sold out. They were going to be an online sales cookie only, and the day they went on sale (2/27) they were gone. 

  • CookieDad March 2, 2023 (10:16 am)

    West Seattle Troop 42301 will be at Menchies Friday evening, West Seattle Thriftway Saturday from noon to 2 pm and Sunday at the Roxbury Safeway from 10am to noon.  Support your local young ladies who are working hard and giving back to the community where they live.  

  • ITotallyAgreeWithYou March 2, 2023 (11:16 am)

    Obviously JJ won’t be leading any societal changes cause, why bother, there’s just another problem to solve right after that!  Might as well never talk about any issues. Thank you Z for helping with the awareness of palm oil. And the UK and Canada has proven the change can happen and Girl Scouts can still thrive. A win win-why wouldn’t we make the change? A good lesson for the Girl Scouts as well. – former Girl Scout

  • LivesInWS March 2, 2023 (4:52 pm)

    Uh … Girl Scout cookies and skeletons are not an enticing mix.

  • Z March 2, 2023 (5:12 pm)

    Support the young ladies by leaving them and their children a world that has all the animals that we have. Former brownie.  Teach them. They can help make change in the world. They will need to work hard on that.

  • aa March 2, 2023 (5:52 pm)

    Is it fair that Norah sells from a website and others stand out in the cold all day?  It should be an even playing field.

    • WSB March 2, 2023 (6:05 pm)

      All Scouts have had the opportunity to sell online during the second phase (“Digital Public Sale”). Cookie booths are the third and final phase. As linked in the story:

      • CookieManager March 3, 2023 (10:43 am)

        Advertising individual websites goes against Girl Scouts policy for cookie sales. Only the Cookie Finder can be advertised to keep things equitable and fair for all the girls selling. -A Troop Cookie Manager

        • WSB March 3, 2023 (10:53 am)

          Hi, there is nothing in the Girl Scouts’ news release asking media to not publish individual websites, which we have done in past years as well.

          This phase of the sale was the “Digital Public Sale.” These are publicly accessible websites (if they’re not supposed to be publicly accessible, perhaps they should be password-protected). And regarding equitability, we’d be as happy to list 200 of them as 2 – whomever we hear from – TR

          • CookieManager March 3, 2023 (4:26 pm)

            Hi, this is from the Cookie Program Family Guide that every seller’s family was given at the start of the sale. GSWW does not want individual sites advertised.

    • Josh March 2, 2023 (10:57 pm)

      Norah will also being standing outside in the cold (and loving it, to be honest.  Norah is intensely curious and friendly and loves the in person sales part especially tracking inventory and interacting with every possible person she can. While she would love to spend all day out there alas the booth slots are only 2 hours at a time).  Norah got her link posted because Norah and her family reached out the blog to ask them to post the info for Norah’s troop (and a link for how to find every other booth and website) and wanted to be inclusive and provide an option for people who might not be able to make it to a booth to buy any cookies they want.  You only know about Norah’s link because of their troops and their and their families initiative but if you decided you dont like Norah or her troop then you can use the link provided for finding other booths the find others kids websites. Have a great day,Norah’s Dad

      • AMG March 3, 2023 (10:28 am)

        FYI: Individual Digital Cookie links are not allowed to be advertised like this. Only the Cookie Connector or Finder can be advertised. It’s an equity issue. 

    • Orb March 7, 2023 (6:36 pm)

      No, it’s not fair or allowed according the Girl Scout contract. According to the rules for selling cookies, in order to keep it equitable and inclusive (according to the goal of Norah’s dad), the link to the Cookie Connector must be posted – NOT an individual girl scout’s link. The connector connects individuals wanting to buy cookies in a specific zip code to a random girl scout. 

      • Josh March 11, 2023 (6:17 am)

        The connector link was provided by me and posted by west seattle blog on the posting.  If one clicks on the link and then navigates to online ordering one does not get sent to a random girl scout but rather one troop in the zip code entered, and only that one troop every time.  This is hardly fair or equitable and I am curious how for example in 98126 troop 41534 gets to be the only troop the site directs to.Explain how it is more equitable that a single troop gets all traffic routed to it rather than a different troop that takes specific initiative?  As WSB said they would list any individual or troop links that anyone posted.  WSB is hardly a business promoting an individual girl scouts site and operates more like a public utility.  I can see how you all read the bullet point listed by cookie manager the way you do but its not as plain as I and others read it differently.  Honestly all the finger wagging in response to one family communicating with a community resource to promote the concept of girl scout sales and providing multiple ways to connect people to an item they may want is absurd.  Dont worry though, Norah seemed to make two sales from posting this link and both to homebound individuals who were grateful to have a simple link to order from rather than navigating through 3 different pages on the Girl Scouts website just to be sent ‘equitably’ to only one of the many troops in 98126 selling cookies.

  • MmmThinMints March 3, 2023 (5:27 am)

    This skeleton never fails to bring a smile to my face.  Same with Girl Scout Cookies. Have a great cookie season, Scouts!

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