Smart Girl Scout Who Sold Cookies Outside San Diego Weed Dispensary May Have Broken the Rules


The Girl Scouts are looking into whether one of their young entrepreneurs broke the rules by shrewdly selling cookies outside a San Diego weed shop.

The girl, who managed to sell more than 300 boxes in front of a dispensary called Urbn Leaf, was praised for her ingenuity over the weekend after an Instagram post drew a crowd of customers eager to get their sugar fix.

But just as social media giveth, it also taketh away, and now the Feds (fine, Girl Scouts) are investigating whether her sales practices were in line with the rules, which are apparently very specific.

It turns out that Girl Scouts can only sell cookies outside a business if they get a permit—and a dispensary is not considered a Girl Scout approved site, Mary Doyle, the organization’s communications director, told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

“The walk-about or door-to-door sales rules are in place to protect Girl Scouts and their families from receiving citations for solicitation of cookies,” she said.

According to other reports, though, the intrepid Scout stuck to the pavement and was in fact walking for the duration of her day, so it’s unclear whether she violated the guidelines. If she did, she could potentially lose the awards she earned by selling so many cookies, which seems completely unfair considering she isn’t the first to pick up on this trick, and undoubtedly won’t be the last.

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