The Girl Scouts of the USA may have shut down the online sales of Honey Boo Boo (nee Alana) Thompson, but that hasn't stopped her attempts to help out a friend. She and Mama June took to the Milledgeville Mall in Georgia on Sunday to continue to sell their wares.
To be clear, Honey Boo Boo isn't selling these cookies for herself. Instead, she is attempting to help a friend and a local Girl Scout troop fund raise.
As reported earlier, Girl Scouts of the USA shut down Honey Boo Boo's earlier campaign, which was run on her Facebook page (as shown above). Although not specifically saying it was cheating, in a sense it was, because her Facebook page has over 700,000 likes.
The main reason, though, is that the Girl Scouts have a ban that the organization outlines on its cookie sale FAQ page. The page says:
Although Girl Scouts of the USA does not currently allow online sales of Girl Scout Cookies, we are presently researching how to make it possible for girls to engage consumers in online sales, while continuing to help them develop critical and relevant entrepreneurship skills in the process. Use the Find Cookies! search box above to help you find cookies in your local community.
Cookies found for sale online at auction and community list sites should not be purchased under any circumstances, as neither GSUSA, your local Girl Scout council, nor our licensed bakers can guarantee the freshness or origination of these cookies. Further, purchasing cookies in this way does not support girls' participating in the cookie program.
In other words, it's about life experience and teaching.
At the mall, the entire Thompson clan showed up, not just Alana and Mama June. In addition, they had the reality TV's gang. Sugar Bear, Chubbs, Pumpkin, Chickadee and baby Kaitlyn.
Honey Boo Boo did leverage her fame, even if not on Facebook. The deal was that if a customer bought five boxes of Girl Scout cookies, Thompson would pose for a picture with them.
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" returns this summer.