The Girl Scouts won't stop "Honey Boo Boo" from selling boxes of cookies. Alana Thompson, the 7-year-old star of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," has found a way around the Girl Scouts' request she stop selling cookies to help out a friend -- she's become a card-carrying member herself. Examiner.com has learned the reality tv star joined her local Girl Scout troop so she can continue selling boxes of cookies. "Official Girl Scout! She's so excited to be in the troop :)" the Honey Boo Boo Facebook page proclaims today (Tuesday) along with a picture.
Alana joined her local Girl Scout troop this week after recently running into some trouble helping a friend sell boxes of cookies -- something her mom says she's been doing for three years without a problem (and long before she found sudden fame).
ABC News reports the problem started last week when Alana, who was not a girl scout, posted an ad for Girl Scout cookies on her Facebook fan page which boasts more than 700,000 fans. The ad reportedly included pricing per box and contact information. The Girl Scouts, however, asked the "Honey Boo Boo" star to promptly remove the ad. “What we felt was inappropriate is that it appeared that Honey Boo Boo herself was selling the cookies, and she’s not a Girl Scout,” Debbie Caballero, a marketing and communications officer for the Girls Scouts of Historic Georgia said.
After the run-in with the Girl Scouts, the Honey Boo Boo star decided to move her sale off Facebook and into her local mall in Georgia. ABC News reports Alana set up shop and was spotted holding up a hand-written sign encouraging shoppers to pick up a box of Thin Mints or Tag Alongs. At the time the photo was snapped on Monday, it was believed she was still helping out a friend -- but it turns out, she's decided to join the Girl Scouts in something of a "if you can't beat them, join them" move.