Honey Boo Boo out of the Girl Scout cookie business

Honey Boo Boo an’em are always hatching kooky plots — four-wheeling through mud holes, “shopping” at the local dump, dressing up a pet pig named Glitzy. But Alana Thompson and her family in McIntyre finally met their match with a well-intentioned Girl Scout cookie project.

The star of TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” announced via Facebook that she was selling cookies on behalf of a local troop, but apparently didn’t redneckonize that her endeavor ran afoul of Girl Scout rules. It’s fine to spread the word via Facebook, but Scouts must do the actual selling in person and should do their own selling.

“Selling cookies online is against written policy,” said Michelle Tompkins, media manager for Girl Scouts of the USA, who applauded Georgia’s most famous 7-year-old, who isn’t actually registered as a Scout, for wanting to help. “It was coming from a good place.”

The cookie sale might have been about over anyway. A photo showing a mountain of boxes bound for shipping appeared earlier this week on the young beauty queen’s Facebook page, operated by her mom, June Shannon. On Thursday the page reported a halt in the action.

“Right now we have a very high demand for cookies,” the post read. “We have cut off the orders at this time so we can make sure we have enough to fulfill all the orders.”

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