(Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie)

Why Do Girl Scouts Sell A “Caramel deLite” In Milwaukee And A “Samoa” In Seattle?

When I first the nest to live among strangers in a strange land/another state, I was surprised to hear people talking about eating “Samoas” and “Tagalongs” during Girl Scout cookie season. Once I realized they meant “Caramel deLites” and “Peanut Butter Patties,” I figured these weirdos just used different names for the same cookies. But the thing is — they aren’t the same cookies. [More]

(Wicked Cool Toys)

Girl Scouts Cookie Oven Is A Real Thing You Can Use To Stuff Your Face With Homemade Thin Mints

For many, Girl Scout cookie time is the most magical time of the year — the boxes come a’tumbling off the cookie wagon, bringing mouthfuls of sugary joy for as long as they last in the hands of greedy customers, and all is well… at least for a little while. But what if you could make your own Girl Scout cookies at home, no matter the season? [More]

Man Arrested For Stealing $300 Cash From Girl Scout Cookie Booth

Man Arrested For Stealing $300 Cash From Girl Scout Cookie Booth

It’s that time of year again, when groups of youngsters camp out in front of retailers and the occasional medical marijuana dispensary to sell Girl Scout cookies. Most of us look at their displays and see delicious but pricey temptation. Some terrible people see a box full of money guarded by a few little girls. [More]

(Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie)

Girl Scouts Charging More Per Box Of Cookies In Some Areas Because They Know You Can’t Resist

Let’s face it: You want those Girl Scout cookies. Those Girl Scout cookies are going to be yours, and there’s nothing anyone can do to keep you from them. That’s why some cities might be seeing price hikes on Thin Mints and Samoas this year, as certain local councils adjust their prices for inflation. Because they can. [More]

(Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie)

Girl Scouts Announce Upcoming Season Will Include New Gluten-Free Flavors

The time of our national waistline expansion is approaching, and this time Girl Scout cookie season won’t be limited only to those who can tolerate gluten: The girls’ group announced that the 2015 season will include three new flavors, two of which are gluten-free. [More]

(Chris Rief)

Girl Scouts Will Finally Be Allowed To Sell Cookies Online

If you don’t live near or work with the family of a cookie-selling Girl Scout, it can be a bit of a pain finding and acquiring the treats. In spite of everyone else in the world going online to reach the highest number of consumers possible, the Scouts have been reluctant about letting their young ladies make cookies available via the Internet, until now. [More]

General Mills, Girl Scouts Go After Makers Of Liquid Nicotine Over Trademarked Names

General Mills, Girl Scouts Go After Makers Of Liquid Nicotine Over Trademarked Names

Though the makers of e-cigarettes say their devices aren’t marketed to children, some companies that make liquid nicotine are not only using candy and fruit flavors that are forbidden from regular tobacco, but they’re using trademarked names of well-known snacks, sweets, and cereals. This isn’t sitting well with the companies that hold those trademarks. [More]

Girl Scout Makes Everyone Else Feel Worthless By Selling A Record 18,107 Boxes Of Cookies

Girl Scout Makes Everyone Else Feel Worthless By Selling A Record 18,107 Boxes Of Cookies

What have you done lately that’s worthy of a national record? Nothing? That’s fine, it’s not like any of us mere mortals can feel accomplished when a 12-year-old girl beats us all by selling 18,107 boxes of cookies in a single year, nabbing the national record. That’s approximately 18,107 more boxes of anything than the rest of us have probably sold this year. [More]

Girl Scouts And Mattel Team Up For Barbie-Branded Activity And Patch

Girl Scouts And Mattel Team Up For Barbie-Branded Activity And Patch

The Girl Scouts: they stand for wholesome, educational, and fun childhood activities. Right? Generally, yes, and even without coating every visible surface with pink sparkles. A new set of Barbie-themed activities and patch for the Daisy and Brownie levels (kindergarten through third grade) has horrified some critics, who think that the toy-maker’s influence is bad for girls’ self-image. [More]

(Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie)

Girl Scout Troop Loses $4,500 And 6 Cases Of Cookies In Robbery Because People Are Awful

Any time you’ve got a business pulling in a lot of cash, there going to be dastardly, mustache-twirling villains lurking in the wings. And with 66% of Consumerist staff consisting of former Girl Scouts, I can say we are sorely disappointed this year to continue reporting on what will likely be a spate of crimes against Girl Scouts and their cookies. [More]

Police Catch Phone Thieves Who Robbed Girl Scouts Selling Cookies

Police Catch Phone Thieves Who Robbed Girl Scouts Selling Cookies

What kind of monster robs Girl Scouts selling cookies out in front of a grocery store? Teenage boys, apparently. Police in Florida have made an arrest in the theft of a smartphone (a Samsung Galaxy S3, if you keep track of these things) from the sales table. The suspect is a 15-year-old boy. [More]

Two Terrible People Robbed Girl Scout Selling Cookies Outside Of Grocery Store

Two Terrible People Robbed Girl Scout Selling Cookies Outside Of Grocery Store

We all eventually learn the difficult lesson that the world is out to get us and our small electronics. One young girl in Florida learned this in an unfortunate time and place: two men took off with her cell phone while she and a friend sold Girl Scout cookies in front of a grocery store. [More]

(Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie)

Police: Man Pulled Gun On Cookie-Hawking Girl Scout

When you see a co-worker pass around the inevitable Girl Scout cookie order form and grumble about how you had to do door-to-door sales back when you were a kid, keep this story in mind. A family alleges that a Girl Scout selling cookies in a California neighborhood had a gun pulled on her by a potential customer. [More]

(Triborough)

Girl Scout Troop Could Go To Collections After Accidentally Ordering 500 Cases Of Cookies

UPDATE: Gosh, but we love happy news around here — after the story of the Girl Scout Troop in danger of going to collections over a cookie debt made its rounds, a donor has since swooped in to save them. And ostensibly, has ended up with a delicious reward for doing so. [More]

(Triborough)

Girl Scout Troops Let Down When $24K Order Turns Out To Be A Cruel Hoax

UPDATE: After hearing the woeful tale of the Girl Scouts swindled out of a $24,000 sale, locals in Portland showed up over the weekend to buy up 3,000 boxes of the 6,000 that had been set aside for the hoax order. [More]

(CBS Los Angeles)

Why Were 13,000 Boxes Of Girl Scout Cookies Sent To A Landfill?

It’s currently that most wonderful time of the year: Girl Scout cookies are available for sale from your friendly local Girl Scouts…well, or your co-worker who has a daughter. Last year, though, a video camera caught workers crushing cases of Girl Scout cookies to render them inedible before dispatching them to the landfill. [More]

(Triborough)

Girls Scouts: We’re Totally Hip To The Internet, But Scouts Can’t Collect Cookie Cash Via PayPal

Listen, the Girl Scouts of America are totally down with this whole Internet thing, as well as social media. Which is good, because the organization has stirred up a bit of a social media controversy over a recent clarification that scouts can’t use PayPal to accept payment for their wares, even if it’s for a good cause. That’s a big setback for an 11-year-old who recently started a web site to support the “I Care” program, which she used to accept donations in order to send cookies to soldiers. [More]

Buying Girl Scout Cookies With Fake Money Is The Lowest Of The Low

Buying Girl Scout Cookies With Fake Money Is The Lowest Of The Low

So you’re jonesing for some Thin Mints and hey, a Girl Scout comes around willing to sell you some. It doesn’t matter if you need those cookies like Jersey Shore needs canceling, it is very bad form, not to mention illegal, to give a girl in green counterfeit money. [More]