A Girl Scout cookies hoax resulted in a community in Portland, Ore. coming together after a fake sale was placed for 6,000 boxes of them. According to a May 16 report by KATU-TV, two Girl Scouts received an order worth $24,000 from a company in Hillsboro. On Saturday the ugly truth came out, but hundreds of people came together and helped the Girl Scouts.
The whole cookies hoax began when a co-worker of one of the troop's parents told her a large corporate order was being placed. When it was time to buy the cookies, the co-worker confessed that the order was fake. That meant the troops had 6,000 boxes of unsold cookies and not having enough cookie credits to attend camp this summer.
When word got out about the sale being a hoax, a large number of people helped buy the boxes of cookies to support the Girl Scouts. 3,000 boxes of the fake cookie order had been sold.
There'll be another chance for people in the Portland area to buy more cookies next Saturday at the Girl Scout offices located at 9620 S.W. Barbur Blvd. between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m..
When everyone came out to support the Girl Scouts it sent an important message that people care about the organization and wanted to help them out. Creating a fake order was a mean-spirited thing to do. Fortunately, a large group of people turned out to show that the world is filled with those wanting to do good as well.