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Man robs San Antonio Brownie Girl Scouts selling cookies

Man robs San Antonio Brownie Girl Scouts selling cookies

SAN ANTONIO  — A robber and his accomplice in a getaway vehicle stole about $250 from a group selling Girl Scout cookies, leaving one of the girls “devastated.”

Members of a Girl Scout Brownie troop and two adults were selling cookies outside a Walgreen’s drugstore in San Antonio Wednesday night when a man walked out of the store and grabbed a bag containing proceeds from the cookie sales — about $250 and a check — police said. A woman driving a vehicle picked up the robber, and the couple drove off, according to police.

The store manager, Patricia Grohman, told the San Antonio Express-News that she ran outside when she heard screams.

“One little girl was just devastated, and she was very frightened,” she said. “She had worked so hard to earn that money, so I just tried to calm her down and make sure she was OK.”

Grohman said Walgreen’s customers have donated money that will be presented to the troop.

This is an older story from February 21st, but I felt the need to comment.  Brownies are generally between 5-7 years old, on average.  What kind of person steals from a 6 year old girl?!  This is tragic to say the least.

Get your cookie gear on!

Get your cookie gear on!

Received an email today from the Girl Scout Store advertising all their cookie gear.  They now have everything from badges, to socks, to scrapbook kits, to a totally awesome cookie jar!  Check it out all the Girl Scout cookie gear here.

I’m not the kind of person that uses a cookie car, but this is awesome.  Also, to reflect back for a moment, it’s been 10 years since I was a girl scout and I can selfishly wish they’d been smart enough to market this kind of thing when I was a scout!  Not only is this a cool piece of paraphernalia, but it would have been a great thing to be able to sell to neighbors, friends, and relatives along with the cookies.  What an up-sell opportunity!  I have the benefit of being able to look back on this from my current career in marketing to know that any up-sell opportunity it one worth exploring.

I’m also really glad to see that there are actual badges now regarding the cookie sales.  I remember all we got was the event patch for participating, and I always had the nifty little Top Seller add-on patch.  Way to go GSUSA!

Girl Scout Cookies Not Affected by Peanut Butter Warning

Girl Scout Cookies Not Affected by Peanut Butter Warning

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Neither of the two licensed bakers affiliated with Girl Scout® Cookies, ABC Interbake or Little Brownie Bakers, source their peanut butter from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter warning.

All ingredients used in Girl Scout Cookies are regularly inspected to ensure they are safe for consumption.

FDA and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. PCA does not supply peanut butter used in any variety of Girl Scout® cookies.

Food safety and quality are of the utmost importance to us. The Girl Scout® Cookie Program is the nation’s premier entrepreneurship and educational program for girls and we appreciate your support in your local communities.

For more information on where to get Girl Scout Cookies, go to www.girlscoutcookies.org.

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Coming soon, Girl Scout Guide will be a resource for Girl Scouts, their leaders, and camp counselors.  I will be sharing the knowledge I gained across all three participation levels, including knowledge from others in the volunteer community.

I am working on design and getting the content in line, but it should be up by mid-late February.