Girl Scout cookies are serious business in addition to being seriously addictive. There’s all kinds of rules and regulations in this highly competitive kid market and it looks like Honey Boo Boo has run afoul of these laws.
Alana and Mama June ran a banner via her Facebook page (seen above), which has over 700,000 followers, promoting the sell of those delicious Samoas and Tagalongs etc. for a friend of the family. Orders started coming in like crazy, someone complained, and the Thompsons were contacted by the Girl Scouts of the USA and asked to stop. But why?
The Girl Scouts told TMZ that the use of Alana’s popular page was unfair to other Girl Scouts trying to sell the cookies. I checked out a post from HBB’s page and the comment section has turned into a serious throw down between those who argue that Alana should be able to use her resources to help her friend and those who are outraged by the actions because she’s breaking the rules.
As it turns out, you can’t sell these little boxes of joy online. Per the FAQ section of the official Girl Scouts website:
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 response, Mama June has removed the banner from the Facebook page but added that she will continue to help the friend of the family sell those beautimous cookies. “If I can raise more money for a troop, whoever they are, especially in an area where they don’t get a lot of money, and parents can’t afford to buy a ton of cookies, why wouldn’t I help?”