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Girl Scout Response to Media About Sales Scams


This week, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department issued a warning for consumers to be aware of cookie scams

With Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council’s cookie season well underway, more than 17,000 girls and adults in Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Union and York are selling cookies via door-to-door sales, through a Girl Scout’s personalized digital cookie website or mobile app, and starting Feb. 10 via booth sales

Therefore, Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council has put together a few tips to help identify the young entrepreneurs representing the largest girl-led business in the world.

1.       A Girl Scout should be wearing a branded uniform, sash or easily-identifiable clothing.

2.       A Girl Scout should never be alone when selling door to door.

3.       Girl Scouts are informed to never enter a person’s house.

4.       Sales should only take place during daylight hours.

5.       When selling Girl Scout cookies, an official order form is utilized. Ask to see the form to verify the seller.

6.       While a Girl Scout will not give out her full name or address, it is safe to request her troop number and first name. When in doubt, it can be verified by calling Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council at (704) 731-6500.

Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council’s CEO Angela Woods is available for questions and interviews to address this situation.