Their cookie money may have been stolen. But there will be a happy ending for some East Point Girl Scouts after all.
After selling 1,400 boxes, or $4,900 worth, of cookies, the troop was supposed to earn $700 — enough for badges, a banquet and a trip to an amusement park.
But instead, girls’ parents say the mother that was in charge of collecting the money pocketed it, Channel 2 Action News reported. The troop leader filed a report with East Point police.
“It’s a terrible example,” Brian Scott, a parent, told Channel 2. “It goes against everything the Girl Scouts are supposed to be about.”
On Friday, a spokeswoman for the Girls Scouts of Greater Atlanta told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the troop will get to have its banquet and make a trip to Six Flags.
“Through the support of Six Flags Over Georgia and a very generous donation from Reliable Heating and Air, the girls will be able to experience the benefits of attaining the goals they set with their cookie program by spending a day at Six Flags Over Georgia theme park and having their banquet,” Shana Davis said in emailed statement.
The Girl Scouts association is cooperating with police, Davis said.
“We are deeply saddened by this alleged incident and will continue to stand behind the girls and families impacted,” Davis said. “Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta will cooperate fully with the authorities, the girls and their families in the investigation of this matter.”
Channel 2 attempted to contact the parent accused in the theft, but she did not answer her door or return calls.
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