Girl Scouts Get Booted From Historic Corner

Selling cookies is a tough gig.  You never know what curve ball the city is going to throw at you. If you don't believe me just ask a Girl Scout.

Girl Scouts in Georgia have been barred from selling cookies in front of founder Juliette Gordon Low's childhood home.   The Girl Scouts have been selling cookies at this location for decades.  The problem is that girls have been setting up shop on a public sidewalk.

The Girl Scouts are trying to put positive spin on the bad news.

As much as McKinney would like to sell at the Low house, she says the larger lesson is more important. Cookie sales serve as more than a fundraiser; they also teach girls about money management, public speaking, customer service and business ethics, she said.

"We try to teach them that in business you have to adjust to things that happen, adapt to the market and follow the law," she said. "It's a real-world experience."

Lesley Conn of the Savannah Morning News has more:

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Yes Manticore that is what this article is all about.

Typical bureacracy. First one person complains so we have to stop decades of tradition. Besides, if we allow them to do it every business will want to sell out on the sidewalk. I love it. Nobody paints with a broader brush than government. A simple exception could be made each year for the local girl scout troop but then that's logical and that's just not part of government.
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