Monday, ABC News reported on a story about two Girl Scout troops who said that they received an order for 6,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies from a corporation, which would have totaled a $24,000 sale, but the order turned out to be a hoax and the girls now have to sell all of those boxes.
The two Girl Scout troops are from Oregon and the hoax won’t get them down because they still plan to sell all of those Girl Scout cookies that they ordered. The order came from a woman who worked for a local company in Oregon and when they called for the payment the company had no idea who placed the order.
The mother of one of the girls, Jennifer Reed told Good Morning America Monday morning that the company said the order didn’t come from them.
That hoax left the Girl Scouts with 500 cases of cookies and no money to pay for them.
Girl Scout Erin Donnelly, 8, said that at first they were very hurt, but soon realized that they had an opportunity to sell those cookies. And on Saturday they did just that selling almost half of the cookies to hundreds of people who lined up to buy them at a store in Portland.
Sarah Miller, the director of communication for the Girl Scouts in Oregon and Washington state said:
For every one person that has bad intentions, there are hundreds more with good intentions and good hearts that are here to help you.
The Oregon Girl Scout troops have scheduled another cookie sale for March 23 to sell the rest of the cookies. See the video to the left for more information on the Girl Scouts cookie hoax.
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Sources: ABC News
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