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Girl Scout Cookies Coming to Arlington This Week

by ARLnow.com — February 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm 2,037 43 Comments

Girl Scout Cookies 2012 (screen grab via http://littlebrowniebakers.com)

Booth sales of Girl Scout cookies will get underway in Arlington later this week.

Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and other cookies will be available for sale at Metro stations, stores, shopping centers, apartment buildings and elsewhere starting on Friday.

The booth sale locations for this coming weekend can be found below. A full listing of daily locations for local booth sales through end end of March can be found on the Little Brownie Bakers website.

  • Crystal City Metro station
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Pentagon City Metro station
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Courthouse Metro station
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Ballston Metro station
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • East Falls Church Metro station
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Pentagon Centre shopping center (1201 S. Hayes Street)
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Giant store (2501 9th Road S.)
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Giant store (3115 Lee Highway)
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Giant store (3450 Washington Blvd)
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Safeway store (5101 Wilson Blvd)
    • Friday, Feb. 22 — 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Ft. Myer Main Exchange (2nd and McNair Streets)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Ft. Myer Commissary (523 Carpenter Road)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Ft. Myer Post Exchange (104 McNair Road)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Westover Market (5863 Washington Blvd)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 12:45 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Meridian at Ballston (900 N. Stuard Street)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Meridian at Courthouse (1401 N. Taft Street)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Culpepper Garden retirement community (4388 N. Pershing Drive)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • The Jefferson retirement community (900 N. Taylor Street)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Goodwill Industries (10 S. Glebe Road)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Grateful Red (2727 Wilson Blvd)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (3304 Washington Blvd)
    • Saturday, Feb. 23 — 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • St. Ann Catholic Church (980 N. Frederick Street)
    • Sunday, Feb. 24 — 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Swag

    So essentially Thin Mints are the only thing I can ask for without sounding gay? Great.

    • FrenchyB

      I guess Dutch Rudders are off the list too.

    • Hank

      Exactly. Every time I order a Samoan, I’m presented with an enormous, leather-clad Bear.

    • WeiQiang

      i’d suggest that you don’t use Thin Mint, either. i think that’s Michael Kors’ #1 color for Spring 2013.

      • Swag

        Dammit.

  • South Side Chris

    ARLNOW aka, “The Great Enabler”

    • Kim

      Seriously! This was either the best or worst post from ARLNOW ever

  • Douglas Parker

    Couldn’t some of that list ‘come after the jump?’ ;)

  • G Clifford Prout

    Do the Girl Scouts have the same silly ban on LGBT folks like the Boy Scouts?

    • Dezlboy

      @G Clifford Prout: No. Girl Scouts do not discriminate against LGBT or atheists as members, Scout Leaders, etc.

      • G Clifford Prout

        I’ll buy a cookie then.

      • Uninterested

        Blah-blah-blah. Whatever. It’s a cookie sale to support the kids. Who needs a litmus test for buying cookies?

        • Interested

          Actually it is quite important if you don’t want your money to go to a bigoted organization like the Boy Scouts. It’s not just a cookie sale to support kids. It’s a cookie sale to support an organization that help shape young peoples’ attitudes about the world and people around them. I want my money to go to organizations that support equality, not hate.

          • Uninterested

            I bet you don’t spend a lot of money then, do you?

    • B

      To the contrary, the Girls Scouts have alleged connections to groups that promote abortion, contraception and homosexuality.

      • WeiQiang

        … which, by your unexpressed definition, i’m assuming includes groups like most of the companies on the Forbes 100, the NASDAQ, and most of the Dow, not to mention most US States [in some form or another].

        a nefarious bunch, those Girl Scouts.

        • KathyInArlingtonVA

          Great reply, WeiQiang.

        • Dezlboy

          +1000 :-)

      • Chuckie Sullivan

        Alleged … “Allegedly, your situation–for you–would be
        concurrently improved if I had two hundred dollars in my back pocket right now.”

      • Beth J

        Oh good, thanks! Combines my support of reproductive rights and cookies.

      • Oz

        Yeah, Planned Parenthood is a scourge, isn’t it? With all those free mammograms and well-woman care, it’s a blight on society.

        • Nope

          Umm, PP does not perform mammograms. I believe this is probably the billionth time that’s ever been mentioned. Time to pay attention.

          • Truth

            Planned Parenthood also provides abortions, which is a vital medical service that is not otherwise available in many areas due to superstitious religious wackos. Who cares if they perform mammograms? Those are readily available, except maybe to the poor, and I think PP facilitates /subsidizes those, even if they don’t provide them. But, yeah, I’m certainly glad they provide abortions, and its the main reason they deserve everyon’es support.

    • Former Brownie

      No – Girl Scouts pride themselves on inclusiveness!

  • BBMS

    Great, a long list of places I need to stay 100ft away from.

    for my diet, people!

  • drax

    Contest: whoever posts the most creative, ArlNow-style way of bashing the most innocent group of citizens – Girl Scouts – wins a FREDTERP.

  • JimPB

    GS Cookies: Too many calories, too little healthy content.

    Are the Girl Scouts open to all regardless of sexual orientation?

    • novasteve

      Remember a year or so ago a girl scout spoke out allegedly to tell people to boycott girl scout cookies because her troop took a transgendered whatever? Then she started to get even death threats from the tolerant left. So if they take actual boys into the girlscouts if they think they are girls, then yes, I would think your question can be answered in the affirmative.

      • Dezlboy

        No, not a “transgendered whatever.” This “whatever” has a name. Bobby Montoya was born a boy but has considered herself a girl since she was two years old. The Girl Scouts body issued a statement saying, “If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.”

        Here’s one of many articles.

        http://www.christianpost.com/news/la-girl-scout-troops-disband-over-transgender-inclusion-64877/

        • Huh?

          How does a two year old consider themselves a boy OR girl? At that stage of development, they’ll play with any toy given them and wear any outfit that’s put on them.

          • AJR

            “…SINCE she was two years old.” She was 7 at the time of the controversy and certainly old enough to voice her gender preference.

          • Huh?

            I will give you the seven years agrument, but the word “since” indicates the consideration began at two years of age. Again, how has a two year old developed enough to consider, or begin considering, gender?

        • novasteve

          I thought I was a penguin at that age. I also thought I was a superhero. Maybe I can force aquariums to let my kid in the future play with penguins if my kid claims to be a penguin?

  • Lester

    I’d like it better when they came to your house, in those cute but revealing uniforms.

  • Mr. T
    • hello? Thin mints??

      When are those elves going to help a girl out with her thin mint addiction??

  • BluemontFred

    ARLNOW, thanks for posting a list of stores and areas to avoid this weekend.

  • Hokie4Life!

    F yeah!!!!!

  • Dan

    They only come around once a year………

    • snarl

      yeah, like tax time

  • Native1

    Do you realize that by buying girl Scout Cookies you are contributing to the destruction of the rainforest…
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704281504576327733659636782.html

    • deathbycookie

      Native1 – you got it exactly right. The cookies were re-formulated to use palm oil, which they source from Indonesia. The little logo on the box says sustainable palm oil is used, but it isn’t because there is no such thing as sustainable palm oil from Indonesia.
      I prefer to just give the Girl Scouts cash and not take the cookies. In less then 20 years 50% of the rainforest is gone and all it’s wildlife is struggling to survive. Don’t buy ANY products with palm oil, plus it’s bad for you.

  • Native1

    I wish more people knew this. Thanks for the expanded explanation. Not everyone is willing to click on the link to the Wall Street Journal and read the full story. And as you point out, palm oil is hardly better than and possibly worse than the hydrogenated oil that it replaced in the GS cookies and many other prepared foods. What also gets me is many of these products are labeled natural and/or organic which masks how bad they are for you. How do we educate the masses?

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