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  • Girl Scouts Receive Counterfeit Bills for Cookies, Woman Sought (Lake Elsinore, CA)

    03/05/2014 9:07:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | March 4, 2014 | Sarah Burge
    LAKE ELSINORE: Girl Scouts receive counterfeit bills, woman sought Some Inland Girl Scouts got a hard life lesson this week when they discovered their cookies had been paid for with counterfeit bills. Scouts in Lake Elsinore received two fake $20s on Thursday, Feb. 27, and in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday there were two reports of girls selling cookies who were paid with counterfeit $50s. Riverside County sheriff’s officials on Tuesday released surveillance images of a woman they described as a “person of interest” in the Lake Elsinore case and are asking for help from the public to identify her. The...
  • Girl Scout berated while selling cookies

    02/14/2014 12:36:43 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 90 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 02/12/2014 | Juliette Vara
    SAN DIEGO – A man verbally attacked a Girl Scout who was selling cookies at a grocery store in Clairemont, the victim and mother said Wednesday. Cindy Baldan, 13, has been a member of the Girl Scouts since she was in kindergarten, but what she said happened to her Tuesday afternoon at Kiel’s grocery store scared her. “I said, ‘Would you like to buy cookies?’ He said, ‘No, I don’t want to buy them,’” said Baldan, adding the man turned on her and began to yell. “He said ‘She looks like a hooker!’” said Cindy’s mother, Melissa Baldan. The man...
  • Radio Host: Girl Scouts Promote 'Lesbianism'

    10/22/2013 3:24:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 22, 2013
    A Colorado radio host is urging listeners to give up Girl Scout cookies due to what he referred to as the organization's promotion of "lesbianism." Kevin Swanson, a pastor and right-wing activist, said on his "Generations Radio" program, which originates in Elizabeth, Colo., that he doesn't condone purchasing Girl Scout cookies because the organization promotes homosexuality and supports abortion, MSNBC reported Tuesday. "Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies," Swanson said on Monday's radio broadcast. "I'd say you ought to say no to the Girl Scout cookies," Swanson said. "I don't want to support lesbianism, I don't...
  • FReeper comments on Girl Scouts and alternatives?

    06/17/2013 6:43:32 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 59 replies
    Me
    My little girl is 5. Perfect time to start Girl Scouts except ... well I suppose y'all will fill me in on that. Thoughts?
  • Golden Gate Park pot party a major mess [San Francisco]

    04/22/2013 6:05:45 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 38 replies
    www.sfgate.com ^ | Sunday, April 21, 2013 | Victoria Colliver
    San Francisco park workers and volunteers spent much of Sunday picking up and hauling away 10,000 pounds of garbage strewn all over the eastern part of Golden Gate Park known as Hippie Hill, the remnants of Saturday's annual yet unofficial pot-smoking bacchanalia. But this year's annual celebration - which falls each year on April 20 and is known as "420" - drew a larger-than-average crowd of between 10,000 and 15,000 revelers on the warm weekend day. They proceeded to smoke, drink, eat and rack up more than $10,000 in costs for city crews to clean up the mess, ironically just...
  • Workers ... bulldoze thousands of leftover Girl Scout cookies ...

    02/16/2013 6:32:08 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 15, 2013 | JOSHUA GARDNER
    There is certainly no ‘waste not, want not’ badge for Girl Scouts of America, at least not in Southern California where over 13,000 boxes of the organization’s famous cookies were bulldozed to bits in a warehouse as bulldozer operators gleefully yelled ‘Goodbye girl scout cookies!’ After the May incident, when the cookies were sent off to a landfill, leaders of area food banks are up in arms about the so-called service organization's wastefulness. Bruce Rankin, Executive Director of Santa Monica’s West Side Food Bank, watched footage from CBS 2 in Los Angeles, and was shocked as two heavy-duty construction vehicles...
  • No more excuses -- Girl Scouts now accept credit cards

    02/04/2012 8:23:32 AM PST · by Daffynition · 39 replies · 3+ views
    LAT ^ | February 3, 2012 | Deborah Netburn
    When Girl Scout cookie season starts up in your neighborhood, those earnest young saleswomen bearing boxes of sweets may be armed with a new secret weapon: a mobile credit-card reader attached to their smartphones. That's right people. The Girl Scouts have firmly entered the digital age, and our waistlines may never recover. Think of the implications: Before, if you saw a tempting table laden with Samoas and Thin Mints outside the grocery store, being low on cash could prevent you from buying a box or two, or five, or 10. Not anymore.
  • RUSE: Say no to Girl Scout Cookies (more disgusting factoids on the Girl Scouts)

    01/17/2012 5:50:07 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 76 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2012 | Cathy Cleaver Ruse
    ~~snip~~ The Girl Scouts have a cross-dresser in the front office. Ten years ago, Girl Scouts media relations officer Joshua Ackley was frontman for the “homopunk” band the Dead Betties. In publicity shots, he’s dressed in women’s clothing, and in music videos, he appears to be naked and feigning masturbation. The video for “Hellevator” portrays a woman being strangled in an elevator shaft while Mr. Ackley flashes a menacing grin. Today he issues press releases, posts news and views on the Girl Scouts’ blog, and tries to mollify moms who are concerned about Girl Scout ties with Planned Parenthood. In...
  • Thin Mints melee: Woman accused of aggravated assault over Girl Scout cookies

    02/23/2011 7:48:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Naples News ^ | February 21, 2011
    A box of Girl Scout cookies landed one Collier County woman in jail this weekend. Hersha C. Howard, 31, Ambrosia Lane, Golden Gate Estates, was arrested Sunday by Collier deputies in the 7000 block of Ambrosia Lane. She was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a fight with another woman over a box of Thin Mints.
  • City requires lingerie store to get food permit for edible undies

    05/19/2010 9:41:31 AM PDT · by llevrok · 40 replies · 938+ views
    Rosemary Benitez thought it was a joke at first. She was told her store was going to need a food permit in order to stay in business. But Benitez doesn't own a restaurant. She owns the Shades of Love lingerie store on West Bitters road. Shades of Love sells racy lingerie, high heel shoes, adult toys and items meant to enhance a couple's sex life. However, some of those items are edible. That's why the health department ruled the store needed a food permit. The permit costs about $230 a year. It also means the store is subject to regular...
  • (VANITY) What kind of Girl Scout cookies do you like?? Useless Poll..

    02/18/2010 10:28:29 PM PST · by jakerobins · 50 replies · 724+ views
    Trying to get bad taste out of everyone's mouth having to talk about Dem's and Obama all day....Saw on local news that the Girl Scouts are going to start selling cookies this weekend. So what kind of GS cookies do you Freepers like? My favorite are Samoas(Caramel) and Thin Mints...Yum
  • 8-Year-Old Girl Scout Stopped from Selling Cookies Online

    03/21/2009 5:30:40 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 1,009+ views
    switched. ^ | Mar 21st 2009 | Dan Reilly,
    Just as is the case with the newspaper industry, it seems as though the organization behind the Girl Scouts hasn't fully grasped how to integrate the Web into its business model. After one enterprising scout tried promoting her cookie sale online, the Girl Scouts of America got wise and stopped the little operation because it was against its rules. Little Wild Freeborn, 8, of Asheville, NC, wanted to sell 12,000 boxes of the cookies so that she and her troop could get a free trip to Scout summer camp. After doing the door-to-door bit, Wild posted a YouTube video to...
  • Girl Scout Sells 17,000 Boxes Of Cookies

    05/15/2008 10:15:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies · 115+ views
    KSAT.COM ^ | 05/15/2008
    DETROIT -- Jennifer Sharpe is one sharp cookie, especially when it comes to selling Girl Scout Cookies. The 15-year-old from Dearborn, Mich., sold more than 17,000 boxes of cookies. Jennifer was on a street corner with her mom every day selling Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos and the rest of the cookie line. Pam Sharpe, Jennifer's mother and troop leader, said the sales effort helped build her daughter's confidence. She said that at first, Jennifer was shy and quiet but came out of her shell selling the cookies. National Girl Scout officials said there is no cookie sale record on the books,...
  • Teens Unremorseful After Stealing From Girl Scout (watch the video)

    02/02/2008 7:50:11 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 103 replies · 538+ views
    WPBF.com ^ | 2/1/2008 | Staff
    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- The State Attorney's Office will decide whether to charge two teens who admit they robbed a 9-year-old Girl Scout selling cookies outside of a Boynton Beach supermarket. "I thought that it was a really mean thing to do, and I was sad after," Girl Scout Gracie Smith told WPBF News 25. Authorities said that a 17-year-old girl in a hot-pink sweatshirt approached Smith outside of a Winn-Dixie supermarket at Hypoluxo and Jog roads in Boynton Beach Wednesday evening and asked the girl what her favorite cookies were. Police told WPBF that, while Smith was telling the...
  • Man Uses Fake $50 for Girl Scout Cookies

    03/07/2007 1:52:48 PM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 396+ views
    Louisville, Colo. (AP) -- Somebody handed a group of Girl Scouts a bogus $50 bill and left with three boxes of their famous cookies and $40.25 in change, police said Wednesday. Volunteer Catherine Prior was helping her daughter and other Girl Scouts selling cookies last week outside a grocery store in Louisville, about 20 miles north of Denver, when a man bought one box each of Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Do-Si-Dos, paid with the $50 and left, according to a police report. It wasn't until she got suspicious and had a nearby bank take a look at the bill that...
  • Girl Scouts Want You To Die

    03/04/2007 7:15:02 AM PST · by Valin · 171 replies · 2,804+ views
    American.com ^ | 2/26/07 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    My local liquor store is selling Girl Scout cookies, and last week I chose Thin Mints over gin, thinking myself quite virtuous. Little did I know… According to MeMe Roth, who is the head (and may be the sole member) of National Action Against Obesity: Girl Scouts have an economic, medical and moral imperative to dump junk food as their $700 million fundraising source….Girl Scout Cookies are high-calorie, high-sugar, high in saturated fat and nearly devoid of nutrition. Using young girls as a front to push millions of cookies onto an already bloated population further exacerbates an alarming [obesity] crisis,...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 2-10-2007

    02/10/2007 9:45:12 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 118+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-10-2007 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. In Dublin, they call the Girl Scouts mere peddlers, but I have my doubts! Just selling cookies. Not wino rookies. Don't stop Thin Mints, or there'll be shouts!
  • Marine Band San Diego supports annual Girl Scout cookie mission

    05/18/2006 5:23:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 467+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jeff Janowiec
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (May 19, 2006) -- Marine Band San Diego sent a delegate of five Marines to the locally harbored USS Midway on Saturday where they provided patriotic music for the Girl Scout Operation Thin Mint 2006 Sendoff Celebration. Girl Scouts by the hundreds, troop leaders and parents gathered on the large carrier’s deck and surrounded the center stage waving miniature American flags while the brass quintet played patriotic music. The girls met on the ship as a formal way to send massive quantities of cookies sold throughout the year to the troops deployed overseas. Bill...
  • Thin Mints can be cheaper by the troop [Girl Scouts actually have some capitalism, who knew?]

    03/28/2006 1:38:37 PM PST · by brown noiser · 44 replies · 858+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 26, 2006 | Christine McConville
    It's an American tradition as homespun as Thanksgiving Day turkey and Fourth of July fireworks. But how much you pay for a box of Girl Scout cookies can depend on where your Girl Scout lives. Every winter, eager Girl Scouts set up their cookie-laden booths in front of supermarkets, and the selling begins. For buyers, getting a box or two of the Girl Scout-sponsored Thin Mints is about much more than picking up a snack; it's a nostalgic trip down memory lane. For the scouts, selling the cookies is a chance to learn valuable business skills, while making money for...
  • Thief takes Scouts' cookie money, runs

    02/28/2006 10:42:07 AM PST · by MsGail61 · 31 replies · 681+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 2/28/06 | Willoughby Mariano
    The Brownies of Troop 545 say the loiterer with a bandanna was a bad, bad man. After he puffed on a cigarette outside the Publix on South Semoran Boulevard near Pershing Avenue in Orlando where they sold Girl Scout cookies Saturday afternoon, he tossed the butt to the ground, then snatched their money box and ran. The $352 that Bryanna Sura, 9, and Kaitlin Renaud, 8, raised to help finance a pilgrimage to the home of the Girl Scouts' founder was gone. "He could have bought our cookies," Bryanna said Monday after school. "But noooo. He had to steal money."
  • Let the troops eat your Girl Scout cookies (Great idea!)

    02/21/2006 6:04:50 AM PST · by Millee · 25 replies · 537+ views
    9News.com (Denver) ^ | 2/21/06 | Dr. Stephanie Clements
    It's a way to help the Girl Scouts without pigging out. It's a clever cookie caper; Pat Tobey can buy boxes of the cookies without wearing them. Girl Scout Audra Barkley is writing thankyou notes to customers who choose to ship their cookies to Iraq. Feb. 20, 2006. 6 p.m. Parents whose kids are selling Girl Scout Cookies often end up helping out by taking the tempting treats to work where co-workers and clients make them disappear. Big problem for Brian Barkley, who is a fitness trainer. His clients at Functional Conditioning in Arvada are busy working off cookies, donuts...
  • Scouts Deliver Taste of Home to Safeguard Sailors

    05/12/2005 4:21:21 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 6 replies · 514+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 5/12/2005 | Journalist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Kathryn Whittenberger
    SINGAPORE (NNS) -- Girl Scouts and Brownies from two troops in Singapore dropped in on the crew of USS Safeguard (ARS 50) during a port visit to Singapore to pass out boxes of Girl Scout cookies May 9. The cookie delivery was part of Operation Thin Mint, a program developed by Girl Scouts in the San Diego area, where they teamed up with their customers to send cookies and handwritten notes of support to service men and women serving overseas. “We’re extremely grateful to the Girl Scouts for bringing a piece of home out here to us while we’re deployed,”...
  • Scout Cookies Bring Boxer Crew A Step Closer to Home

    03/27/2004 7:01:53 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 7 replies · 520+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 3/25/2004 9:40:00 AM | Journalist 1st Class Todd Macdonald, Logistics Group Western Pacific Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS040324-08 Release Date: 3/25/2004 9:40:00 AM By Journalist 1st Class Todd Macdonald, Logistics Group Western Pacific Public Affairs SINGAPORE (NNS) -- While nothing can replace family and friends on the pier for Sailors and Marines returning from deployments, the crew of the San Diego-based USS Boxer (LHD 4) had arguably the next best thing waiting for them pierside March 21 - pallets of Girl Scout cookies —enough for everyone aboard. Local Girl Scouts, acting on behalf of their counterparts from the San Diego-Imperial chapter and its Operation Thin Mint (OTM) initiative, delivered 310 cases of cookies, along with...
  • Nine-year-old sends Girl Scout cookies to troops

    03/23/2004 8:58:46 AM PST · by Dbdaily · 37 replies · 443+ views
    Nine-year-old sends Girl Scout cookies to troops March 22, 2004 — Some lucky soldiers in Iraq are getting a shipment of Girl Scout cookies thanks to the work of an industrious fourth grader from Cary. Nine-year-old Rachel Davis shipped 200 boxes of Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties and Shortbread cookies to Iraq last week. Davis began going door to door in January, asking customers in the northwest suburb of Chicago to buy cookies for the troops and sign a thank-you card attached to each box. Her troop also began holding sales outside grocery stores. Profits from the sales are being...
  • Pro-Abortion Feminist Scouts

    02/15/2004 9:10:47 AM PST · by heyheyhey · 40 replies · 647+ views
    OpinionEditorials.com ^ | February 13, 2004 | Hans Zeiger
    Across America, Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing. Last week, Girl Scouts of America officials announced a sales record for Washington, D.C. as 4.2 million boxes of Samoas, Thin Mints, and other cookies were sold in the nation’s capitol. But I’m going to be critical of the Girl Scouts. I love the cookies, but the organization has somewhat rejected moral decency. At a recent Nobody’s Fool annual meeting held at Planned Parenthood of Waco, Texas, the Bluebonnet Council of the Girl Scouts of America bestowed on Planned Parenthood chief executive Pam Smallwood the title of “Woman of the...