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Honey Boo Boo continues to sell Girl Scout cookies

Posted by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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By Laurel Brown

        

Even though she's not allowed to sell cookies via the Internet, Alana Thompson -- better known to the world as Honey Boo Boo -- is continuing to bring in money for Girl Scout cookies. It's just that this time, she's doing it the old-fashioned way: standing outside of stores.

On Sunday (March 3), the star of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" arrived at the Milledgeville Mall in Georgia to sell boxes of Girl Scout cookies. The 7-year-old celebrity and the rest of the Boo Boo clan (that's Mama June, Sugar Bear, Pumpkin, Chubbs and Chickadee) worked with the number 60373 troop of Girl Scouts to bring Thin Mints and the rest to the world.

Honey Boo Boo used her fame to good effect throughout the day. When she wasn't holding signs and inviting customers, Alana posed for photos with any fan who bought at least five boxes of cookies.

Earlier in the week, the family had gotten into trouble with the Girl Scouts of the USA when Alana began offering cookies for sale via her rather popular Facebook page. The more than 700,000 online fans of Honey Boo Boo would not be allowed to purchase the cookies, because part of the point of selling the cookies is to teach girls skills only learnable in a face-to-face context.

Alana is not actually a Girl Scout herself and decided to sell the cookies to help out a friend.

Photo/Video credit: TLC

 

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LadyOphelia
by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 11:23 AM

so that's the whole Honey Boo Boo thing!  I was wondering why she was told she couldn't sell GS Cookies. I just forgot to read the article.  Kinda funny that because she is famous, it is easier to track if she is selling the cookies online. But I have friends who are posting on facebook all the time, but more so because of family out of state etc that might want to buy. :)  Guess that troop will have the most sales.....quick, snag a celeb to sell cookies!

MrsNewman
by Shayna on Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM

whatever, either way she is earning money for the troops, they should be grateful. 

lanceandhailey
by Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Personally I don't agree with this...She is not a girl scout and is selling them for a friend, that friend is not learning her face to face skills by letting someone else do the work. It's nice that she wanted to help though.

gmadiane
by Diane on Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:59 PM

I really think its for publicity but its nice to help a good organization but odd because she is not a girl scout herself

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Mar. 5, 2013 at 1:41 PM
I have seen it on my FB timeline too.

Quoting LadyOphelia:

so that's the whole Honey Boo Boo thing!  I was wondering why she was told she couldn't sell GS Cookies. I just forgot to read the article.  Kinda funny that because she is famous, it is easier to track if she is selling the cookies online. But I have friends who are posting on facebook all the time, but more so because of family out of state etc that might want to buy. :)  Guess that troop will have the most sales.....quick, snag a celeb to sell cookies!

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