WALLED LAKE, Mich. (FOX 2) - A weekend Girl Scout cookie sale thought to have been canceled after Girl Scouts of the USA ordered the girls couldn’t sell outside of a Walled Lake marijuana dispensary is back on.
A previous version of this story was that the scouts would not be selling outside of the Greenhouse of Walled Lake, according to owner Jerry Millen who this to FOX 2. Last weekend they sold more than 1,000 boxes of cookies in the same spot in less than six hours.
According to one of the Girl Scout mothers, the troop leader spoke with the local council who said it was "all a misunderstanding" and "we are allowed to sell there tomorrow."
Yavonkia Jenkins, chief marketing officer for the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, emailed FOX 2 to add that the troop leader was incorrectly informed that selling outside Greenhouse Walled Lake was not permitted.
An official statement from the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan was released saying:
"Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) does not have a policy prohibiting troops from selling cookies at or near any legally operating business. The national Girl Scouts organization, Girl Scouts of the USA, does discourage troops from selling at locations where the girls cannot legally enter, however, there is no policy prohibiting selling at such businesses.
"GSSEM troops are allowed to set up booth selling dates on their own without approval from GSSEM. In this case, GSSEM had no information regarding this booth or the troop as they did not register the booth to have it included in our cookie locator app. Again this is not a required action, and troops do not have to notify GSSEM when they set up booths. We have contacted the troop leader to assist and clear up any confusion"