Rumor Disrupts Cookie Sales
The Girl Scouts Of America organization is having to defending itself against a rumor that it says is disrupting sales of its biggest fund raiser – cookies. The rumor started two years ago and connects the Girl Scouts to Planned Parenthood.
The CEO of the Silver Sage Girl Scouts Council, Shelli Rambo Roberson, says the rumor has been fueled by social media sites and blogs and for some reason it's gaining traction this year. The rumor claims sexually explicit information was given to the Girl Scouts by members of Planned Parenthood. Roberson says the rumor is just plain false. Roberson says some Idaho parents have pulled their children out of Girl Scouts because of the rumor.