The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia and the Girl Scouts of the USA asked Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson to stop selling Girl Scout cookies via her Facebook fan page. Despite the request, Honey Boo Boo is still offering fans the opportunity to buy autographed boxes of Girl Scout cookies, Inquisitr reported on March 3.
Honey Boo Boo is not a Girl Scout, however, Mama June posted on the official Honey Boo Boo Facebook fan page that the family is trying to help a local troop raise money in an area where people do not have the money to spend on extras like Girl Scout cookies.
The Girl Scouts of the USA asked Honey Boo Boo to remove the banner from her Facebook fan page, telling the administrator of the fan page that selling cookies online is “off limits” and the point of selling Girl Scout cookies is to “foster people skills, goal setting, etc.”
Mama June Shannon insists that the family is doing nothing wrong and will keep selling Girl Scout cookies for the local Girl Scout troop.
It is understandable that the Girl Scouts believe Honey Boo Boo has an unfair advantage by advertising the cookies for sale to her 700,000+ fans on Facebook. However, the excuse that the point of selling Girl Scout cookies is to “foster people skills and goal setting” is ridiculous. Rarely do Girl Scouts go door-to-door to sell cookies, especially in these unsafe times. Most moms and dads sell Girl Scout cookies to co-workers, friends and family members. Very rarely will you see a Girl Scout all decked out in her uniform and sash filled with badges knock on your front door asking if you would like to buy a box or two of Girl Scout cookies.
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