Girl Scouts are an industrious bunch. Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, the group aims to empower girls while teaching them values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, entrepreneurship, and citizenship through such activities as camping, community service, learning first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills. It also teaches them how to spot a sure thing a mile away.
That’s because Girl Scouts are becoming increasingly savvy when selling their wares–er, cookies. Sure places like churches and grocery stores are more popular destinations to set up shop and sell boxes of confections, at least according to Sarah Miller, a spokesperson for the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. But they are by far the only places to sell.
Recently, Girl Scouts have been selling their tried and true cookie recipes to one demographic that always seems to stay hungry–marijuana smokers, by establishing tables right in front of weed dispensaries.
Danielle Lei of San Francisco was the first Girl Scout to capitalize on this trend. She made international headlines in 2014 after braving the notorious San Francisco winter (which typically occurs in June) to set up her booth in front of The Green Cross dispensary. Lei reportedly sold a total of 208 boxes in about two hours one Sunday — nearly doubling her four-day sales campaign total to 560.
Now an unnamed Girl Scout in Oregon has done the same thing.
The entrepreneurial Girl Scout set up shop outside of the Foster Buds Marijuana Dispensary under the supervision of her aunt, who said they had several customers within just a few minutes, according to reports by KATU Portland.
“The Girl Scouts organization said they don’t condone this, but it’s not against the rules,” she said.
A post on the Facebook page for the dispensary said Foster Buds was “proud” to have Girl Scouts selling outside the shop. The shop also offered a discount on a specific strain of marijuana to customers who bought cookies.
Ain’t entrepreneurship sweet?
My name is Petey Wheatstraw, also known as Charles Stevens. I’m an avid marijuana smoker, writer, devoted father and non-profit minion– not necessarily in that order. A Chicago native I’ve lived off and on in the Bay Area since 1996. Seven years ago I finally settled here to capture the changing face of our communities.