How awesome would it be to drop your daughter off at her Girl Scouts meeting and discover that Honey Boo Boo had joined the troop. Cool right? Whatever you may think about her family, you have to admit she's pretty cute and charming -- in a "I can't believe she did that" kind of way. One thing you may not be very happy about though is how the little beauty queen is selling Girl Scout Cookies.
If she is going for most Thin Mints sold ever, she just may bring home the badge. Honey Boo Boo has been peddling the boxes via her Facebook page, raking up mega sales from among her 700,000 followers. An ad reads that if you send $3.50, plus shipping and handling, you will get an autographed box.
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Once Girl Scouts USA got wind of what they were up to, they were understandably outraged and asked the family to pull the ad down. I am sure plenty parents were pretty upset too. It does seem incredibly unfair to the other kids. Isn’t selling the cookies supposed to teach the girls something about work ethic? Aren’t they supposed to try to sell them themselves?
I know parents do help out, of course. When I was growing up, my mom would take the order form to work and guilt her colleagues into buying a few boxes each. But I also did my part. I asked our neighbors and family members myself. Though I wasn't a shy kid, the exercise definitely helped build my confidence and my ability to communicate with adults. It also taught me about money and working for it. It seems as if Honey Boo Boo and other kids whose moms are doing all the work are missing out on these invaluable lessons. Yes, parents should help, but this is something the kids should be doing for themselves.
Honey Boo Boo has pulled the ad down, but not before raking in plenty of orders. On her FB page, she posted a pic of a huge shipment of cookies letting everyone know that she hasn't had a chance to sign them yet because her daddy Sugar Bear had been ill, but that she will get to it ASAP and ship them out. No doubt she will come home with the "Most Cookies Sold in Girl Scouts History" badge.
Do you think it was wrong for Honey Boo Boo to sell cookies via Facebook?
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