Despite Ban, Honey Boo Boo Continues Selling Girl Scout Cookies
She's not a Girl Scout, but Honey Boo Boo sure is good at selling cookies. In hopes of helping her local troop, the reality star tried peddling the treats on her Facebook page, until she was banned by the organization for not following the rules.
The 7-year-old beauty queen and her family didn't give up that easily, opting to go the more traditional route and sell the Thin Mints, Samoas and more at Georgia's Milledgeville Mall.
The in-person sales could put the TLC darling back in the Girl Scouts' good graces. The organization told omg! in a statement that when a scout sells online she "doesn't have the personal experience of asking someone to purchase her product. She doesn't have to learn the responsibility of handling the money and personally delivering the order."
The statement continued, “When you have canvassed your neighborhood and manned cookie booths for hours, you learn the value of a hard day's work. There is also a strong feeling of accomplishment when you are personally engaged in the activity."
At the time of the ban, Mama June explained to omg!, “It has always been my family's goal to give back and help others. I have helped our family friend sell Girl Scout Cookies for the past three years. While Alana is not an official Girl Scout, we have followed all rules sent to us by the local council.”