Whether your favorite Girl Scout cookie is a Samoa, Tagalong, or Thin Mint, everyone knows their sugary goodness is the perfect cure for the munchies.
That’s what led one enterprising Girl Scout to sell her cookies outside a Portland pot shop this weekend in the hopes of raising enough money for a summer trip to horse camp.
Along with her aunt, the Girl Scout set up her cookie stand outside Foster Buds Marijuana Dispensary in Portland and quickly sold more than 35 boxes. According to KATU 2 News, customers started lining up almost immediately.
“The Girl Scouts organization said they don’t condone this, but it’s not against the rules,” read a statement on the matter.
The Girl Scouts of Oregon, however, doesn’t think selling cookies in front of a pot shop is the right thing for a young scout to be doing, but they’re also not rushing out to stop it reports KATU 2 News.
“[They] recommend that if a minor cannot enter a premises unaccompanied, she should not sell Girl Scout Cookies in front of the premises.”
This isn’t the first time an enterprising Girl Scout with an eye for marketing has set up her cookie stand outside a marijuana dispensary.
For the last two years, one enterprising Girl Scout has been setting up shop outside a San Francisco pot shop, selling hundreds of boxes in a few short hours.
She started in 2014 with her mother sitting outside the Green Cross store, where she sold 117 boxes in two hours — that’s 37 more boxes than she sold outside Safeway in the same time frame, her mother told Mashable.
“I’m not condoning it, I’m not saying go out in the streets and take marijuana. It also adds a little bit of cool factor. I can be a cool parent for a little bit.”
Staff members at the San Francisco Green Cross marijuana dispensary were quick to support the idea of selling munchies outside their pot shop, staff member Holli Bert told Mashable.
“It’s no secret that cannabis is a powerful appetite stimulant, so we knew this would be a very beneficial endeavor for the girls. It’s all about location, and what better place to sell Girl Scout cookies than outside a medical cannabis collective?”
The Girl Scout came back in 2015 and sold 208 boxes in two hours — that’s a rate of almost two boxes a minute — giving her a total of 560 boxes sold over two days, reports ABC 7.
“I would not have sold that many in four days if I did not sell in front of the store.”
Another savvy young Girl Scout in Colorado tried to sell her cookies outside one of the state’s marijuana dispensaries in 2014 but was reprimanded by her council, Girl Scout spokeswoman Rachelle Trujillo explained to the Huffington Post.
“There’s a place for everything, and just like a liquor store or a gun show, a marijuana dispensary isn’t a place for young girls to be selling cookies.”
Each individual region makes their own rules governing their Girl Scout’s code of conduct and rules for marketing, so cookie selling guidelines may differ from state to state.
All revenue received from selling cookies goes to the individual Girl Scout’s local council. Selling cookies isn’t mandatory, but profits help pay for the local groups’ activities.
What do you think? Should Girl Scouts’ be able to sell their cookies outside pot shops?
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