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Girl Scout troop mistake leaves kids owing $2,000

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Posted at 8:00 AM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-30 23:10:01-04

A Texas Girl Scout troop is in a tight spot after a mistake on an order of their famous cookies.

Normally it wouldn’t be a problem to sell Girl Scout cookies.

They’re five little girls, and their first sale…crumbled.

Nobody stopped that order and questioned it. Keisha Hooper’s first-grade daughter is in the troop.

She says the group’s leader was eager to order just enough boxes for the 5 girls to sell.

What was supposed to be 500 individual boxes turned out to be 500 cases.

Each case contains 12 boxes, bringing the grand total to 6,000 individual boxes.

It was the second largest order in the San Antonio area.The five little girls sold most of them except for these remaining 49 cases.

Right now its $2,147.79. It’s a debt that must be paid by June 3.

We really want to make sure that we’re there so support all of our members.

Girl Scouts says they encourage the troop leader to call the product sales office to find a solution. She had no idea she was ordering that volume.

Needless to say, what seemed like a sweet opportunity has left the troop with a bad taste in their mouths. The troop leader stepped down following the mishap.

If the girls aren’t able to pay for the remaining cookies by June  the matter goes to a collection agency.