It is true that 13,200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies were destroyed instead of being donated. The exact reason is unclear but it is known that the cookies had not expired, so they could have been donated, according to Gawker on Feb. 16.
A video surfaced of a bulldozer destroying the large mountain of cookie cases. You can even hear the driver of the bulldozer yell, “Goodbye, Girl Scout cookies!”
David Goldstein, a reporter, found out the cookies were originally ordered by the San Gorgonio Girl Scout Council in Redlands, CA. The producer of the cookies is ABC Bakery. The bakery allows 1% of cookies to be returned if they are over-ordered for a refund. The Girl Scout cookies were not actually destroyed by the Girl Scouts.
The Girl Scouts of the USA were upset over the cookies being destroyed but made it clear that they had “no national policy” about what happens to cookies that are not sold.
Maybe it is time for the Girl Scouts to step up and make sure there is a national policy. After all isn’t the Girl Scout Promise and Law state to “help people at all times” and “use resources wisely?” Do you think these cookies should have been donated? Do you think the Girl Scouts should be aware of what happens to the unsold cookies? Sound off in comments below.