DES MOINES, Iowa -- Monday is not only the day of the Iowa Caucuses, it’s also the first day you can put in your order for Girl Scout cookies.
The cookie program is nearly 100 years old, but the Girl Scouts are using modern methods to sell boxes to customers. This is the second year girl scouts will be conducting some of their sales through an app.
More than 130,000 cookies will roll through Iowa warehouses, and 26 percent of those are Thin Mints.
All of the cookies sold by the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa are baked in Sioux City.
“It’s a piece of the larger picture. We want them to have those 21st Century skills of that online web business but the program is about so much more -- talking to customers, that firm handshake, looking them in the eye. That's what it's all about,” said Hailey Workman, product and retail director.
Girls can earn a badge for their online cookie marketing.
Sales start Feb.1 and Girl Scouts start setting up booths on Feb. 12.
You can find a booth or local troop through the Cookie Finder app or on the Girl Scouts website.