The audience at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles got quite a treat on Sunday during the Oscars. Host Chris Rock brought out his daughter’s Girl Scout troop to sell cookies to the celebrities attending the 88th annual Academy Awards. Actors like Mindy Kaling and Christian Bale were quick to break open their wallets for boxes of the sugary treats.
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Rock later claimed the troop raised $65,243 by selling to the audience. According to ABC's "Good Morning America," that would mean they sold more than 16,000 boxes, so it seems that Rock may have exaggerated slightly. Still, the pop-up sale likely helped the troop reach its fundraising goals.
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Those of us who weren’t lucky enough to attend the 2016 Oscars have to buy cookies some other way. Fortunately, that’s not too hard. There are several ways to buy Girl Scout cookies.
Wait for a knock – Get cookies the old-fashioned way and wait for your neighborhood Girl Scout to offer you a box.
Find a Girl Scout – If you don’t know any Girl Scouts, use the Cookie Finder app to find a troop with a cookie booth somewhere. Similarly, the Girl Scouts website lets you type in your ZIP code to find out local booths.
Buy online – As previously reported, the Digital Cookie platform allows customers to get their sugar fix online. However, customers have to be invited by a Girl Scout they know.