I am skeptical of this story from the OP. If true, I am sure it would have received a lot of media attention. Not to mention, being banned from talking to the girl in your troupe? Seems a little odd. I didn’t find any articles retelling this claim, either. We, therefore, have to assume that the OP is a Girl Scouts insider and is using Facebook as a sort of WikiLeaks-don’t think so.
is this the same organization that came down on a girl a few years ago for setting up a website and selling the cookies, claiming it was an unfair advantage? this organization can eat a dick. if the cookies are sold for fundraising (they are), then they should be sold online all year long. haven’t bought any since that debacle. in regars to this specifically, #12 has got it right.
Obviously fake. They have already been donating unsold Girl Scout cookies to troops for at least a couple of years. I know this because I had to help them distribute donated boxes to my military unit back in 2011.
#18- There are several rules in place for cookie sales, in order to keep things fair. The girl broke the rules. You have to sell in person and during the given time. GSA does other fundraisers during the year. Cookies can still be sold throughout the year though, the troop has to buy them ahead of time though so not many troops do that.
#21- I’m a troop leader, have been for years, so I do in fact know what I’m talking about. There are several bakeries that make the cookies, what one bakery does with unsold cookies has nothing to do with the GSA.
I think what himalayanhindu was trying to say was that the girl scouts may have suspended her or whatever but at least they don’t molest their troops and then discriminate against homosexuals who want to join the boy scouts. Either way, it’s stupid. That little girl wanted to do an amazing thing by showing support to our troops overseas and she was punished because of it. I may not support the war, but I support our troops who are fighting in it.
Oh, and shame on you #12 for calling her stupid and an idiot. It probably would be cheaper to give those cookies to homeless people/poor children, and it is a great idea. However, she probably knows someone who is fighting overseas and they are probably very close to her. It doesn’t make her an idiot or a moron for wanting to help in any way she could. It makes her heroic.