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Non-Girl Scouts Trying to Sell Cookies

MEDFORD, Ore. — Days after Girl Scouts stopped selling cookies, the cookies are still being sold.

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington says it’s received several reports about unauthorized, over-priced cookies being sold in the Klamath Falls area. They also would like to ensure consumer satisfaction and the success of the Girl Scout Cookie Program by reminding buyers of a few of their customs.

First and foremost, Girl Scout cookies are always sold by the girls themselves. The program’s purpose is to help girls develop several business and entrepreneurial related skills including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. When adults to the selling rather than the girls, they do not have the opportunity to practice and develop the aforementioned skills.

The cookies are also $4.00 per box in Oregon and Southwest Washington, set by the local Girl Scout council. Other areas in the country may sell them for different prices.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program in Oregon and Southwest Washington began on January 15th and ended on March 10th. Cookies are no longer widely available for sale for this area’s council and will become available for sale again in January 2014. You can download the Cookie Locator app for both the iPhone and Android to receive alerts notifying you when cookies go on sale next year.

If you believe you have purchased cookies from an unauthorized party, you are asked to please contact Medford Service Center at 541-773-8423 or to notify the program yourself. Doing so, you will receive a replacement box of cookies.