Girl Scouts began cookie sales around the US this past week. Scouts are using apps to track their sales, while customers can pick up smart phones to locate cookie sellers in their area, or whet their appetites for Thin Mints by following the Girl Scouts on multiple social networks.
Children often ask their parents to buy something and so they can donate the proceedings to their school band, soccer club, or Girl Scout troop — but parents don't always want to accumulate boxes of thin mints. Hamm offers ways parents can give to a cause without having to buy unwanted things or let their child down.
It's spring, and that means Girl Scout cookie season. If you can resist long enough, save a sleeve of your favorite cookies and use this cake recipe to create a special treat.
Malaysian wildlife officials say 14 dead pygmy elephants were found last month in Borneo, apparently poisoned by chemicals used by farmers on the country's massive palm-oil plantations.
My three daughters recently become Girl Scouts so I knew that selling cookies was in our future. In fact, I foolishly looked forward to it. After all, what could be more American?