What: Girl Scout Cookie Sales
When: The official sales period runs from today to March 17. Cookie booths will open later: Girl Scout booths should begin to pop up after Feb. 11. You must buy your cookies directly from a Girl Scout, and they're not sold online, according to the organization's website.
To find a sale nearby use the Cookie Locator or use CookieFinder apps for iPhone, Blackberry or Android.
Cookies: All the usual suspects are back, with one addition. Savannah Smiles, a crisp lemony cookie, has been introduced to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting.
Cost: $4 a box.
Gain: Here's a link a page with nutrition facts for each variety of cookies. 
For more information you can contact the regional council, the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys.