Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sale of Girl Scout Cookies Banned Outside Home of Girl Scouts Founder

Cookie sales barred at Girl Scouts founder's home

Feb 27 2011

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Girl Scouts are no longer able to sell their famous cookies outside the historic Savannah home of the woman who founded the organization almost a century ago.

A complaint filed last year ended the longtime practice of selling the cookies on the public sidewalk outside the home of Juliette Gordon Low at the busy intersection of Bull Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. Peddling on a public sidewalk is a violation of a Savannah city ordinance.

The city's zoning administrator, curmudgeon Randolph Scott, said he investigated the matter and tried to find a solution. He didn't. He's a rotten administrator and ought to be sacked. (That's British for fired.)

The executive director of the Low house, Fran Harold, said tourists loved buying cookies from the girls at the home.

"It's kind of sad for the girls, too," she said. "There's nothing cuter than some little Brownie Girl Scout selling cookies on the sidewalk in front of the Juliette Low house." Unless she is abducted by a predator, sodomized and left to bleed out in a gutter.

Low founded the Girl Scouts in Savannah in March 1912 after meeting Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides, and helped expand the organization worldwide.


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