Scouts may not sell on private commercial properties or sites used by the general public, according to Girl Scout regulations.
Urbn Leaf, a medical and recreational dispensary in San Diego, posted a photo on Instagram on February 2 of an industrious Girl Scout posing with an armful of cookie boxes outside its shop at 1028 Buenos Ave. Before that time, scouts are allowed to sell to friends, neighbors, and online.
The move was a smart one: The nine-year-old sold more than 300 boxes of cookies in a mere six hours outside the dispensary. Meanwhile, the Girl Scouts themselves offered contradicting comments to the media.
But since the girl had cookies loaded in a rolling cart, was staying on the sidewalk and was accompanied by an adult, she was technically within the rules, Alison Bushan, a spokeswoman for Girl Scouts San Diego, told the Union-Tribune.
Girls who wheel carts full of cookies are generally free to travel where they please with their parents, even if that path takes them past marijuana shops, but there are often stricter rules around where to set up booths or stands. "So, there are many ways that girls are being great entrepreneurs".
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The strategy seems to be a successful one. The unidentified scout started getting attention after San Diego's Urbn Leaf posted a photo of her on Instagram with the message "Get some Girl Scout Cookies with your GSC today". But there are SO MANY RULES about how and when and where these cookies can be sold.
Indeed, the munchies are perhaps one reason that Scouts are seeing such success when selling cookies outside of pot shops.
The New York Times estimated that, with boxes selling for as much as $5 in parts of the us, the Girl Scout was likely to have raised more than $1,500 by the end of the day.
Girl Scouts of America Colorado was prompted to issue a statement in 2014 after a scout reportedly sold more than 100 boxes of cookies in two hours outside a San Francisco dispensary.
A senior at Scott County High School says someone stole hundreds of dollars of Girl Scout Cookie money during a prank fire alarm. Once they're approved Bushan said this would have been a major no no if the girl had a table on the door.