So It Really Is True… Location, Location, Location !! A brilliant young Girl Scout from San Diego sold more than 300 boxes of Tagalongs, Thin Mints and other munchie-friendly snacks after setting up her wares near a marijuana dispensary over the weekend.
The 9-year-old girl’s father, who was not identified either, confirmed that she ended up selling a total of 312 boxes over the course of about six hours, presumably to customers of the Urbn Leaf dispensary.
The dispensary, even advertised that the girl would be appearing outside the facility in a post on the shop’s Instagram page.
Despite some critical comments, a spokesperson for Girl Scouts San Diego, has confirmed that the girl did not technically violate any official Girl Scout codes of conduct, as she wasn’t selling from a booth directly outside the shop, but rather a wagon on the sidewalk alongside her father.
“If that’s what they say they were doing… then they were right within the rules,” the spokesperson said.
On the other hand, the Associated Press reports that the San Diego Girl Scout Council will be looking into whether the girl broke any rules.
However, Mary Doyle, the communications director for the San Diego Girl Scouts, has said that the organization “assume[s] good intent” in these types of situations.
Will Senn who founded Urbn Leaf, has defended the girl, and claimed that she was only passing by on her wagon — a statement that seems to contradict what her father had told the local TV station.
“Anytime we can help out by driving more people to support local fundraising like a Girl Scout selling cookies, we’ll do that,” he said.