Girl Scout Cookie Hoax Threatens Summer Camp


An Oregon Girl Scout troop thought they had hit the mother lode when they received a $24,000 corporate order for cookies, but when it turned out to be a hoax the summer camp they planned to attend and the homeless shelter they intended to help with the money were suddenly threatened.

Fortunately, it appears as though the goodwill of people and those impossible-to-resist cookies will be enough to outdo the evils of a heartless hoaxer as people have responded to the Girl Scouts’ situation by buying up more than half of the unsold cookies on Saturday.

A second sale is planned for Saturday, March 23.

“We are humbled by and grateful for the outpouring of support  we received in response to the Girl Scout troops affected by a large false Girl Scout cookie order,” a statement on the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Washington reads. “Thank you to the hundreds of people who came out today to buy more than 3,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies – your support has both helped the girls get closer to their goals AND taught them a valuable lesson about the power of community.”

via ABC News

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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