No Cookies For You, Honey Boo

Honey Boo Boo's attempt to help a friend sell Girl Scout cookies has fallen flat, with the Girl Scouts of the USA demanding the family take down a Facebook ad.

Mama June and Honey Boo Boo on televisionTake it down! That's what the Girl Scouts of the USA told Honey Boo Boo and her family about removing a Facebook ad posted for a friend.

Honey Boo Boo and her mom, June Shannon, posted the ad for Girl Scout cookies on HBB's Facebook page, which had 703,357 likes as of press time.

HBB is not a Girl Scout herself; she's just helping out a friend.

A GSUSA representative in Georgia, HBB's home state, told TMZ that the organization contacted HBB's site admin and told them selling cookies online is against the rules, because the cookie sales are meant to teach girls "all sorts of things, including goal setting, people skills, etc.," wrote TMZ.

The ad disappeared from the Facebook page, but the HBB family is fulfilling all the orders already made.

"All cookies that have been paid for have been shipped!" someone posting as Honey Boo Boo wrote on the Facebook page Tuesday. "Thanks everyone for supporting Girl Scouts!"

Anyone who didn't get to order, the HBB poster goes on to add, can email the family and put in a request.

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Won't this further annoy GSUSA?

Tough darts, June Shannon told TMZ. "If I can raise more money for a troop, whoever they are, especially in an area where they don’t get a lot of money, and parents can’t afford to buy a ton of cookies, why wouldn't I help? We're doing nothing wrong."

GSUSA might want to quibble with that last statement. Its online official rules forbid online sales of cookies, though it says it's looking into ways "to engage consumers in online sales" while still developing "critical and relevant entrepreneurship skills."

Does standing with your mom in front of a table at the grocery store count as "critical and relevant" skills? Honey Boo Boo has already shown she can earn, why not let her sell on Facebook?

Image courtesy WENN.com

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Comments on "Girl Scouts to Honey Boo Boo: Quit selling our cookies!"

azalea March 11, 2013 | 8:45 PM

She may be a television star, but she is still a little girl. She apparently has a big heart, trying to help her friend sell cookies. Give her a special award for selling so many cookies. People, quit complaining! This little girl will grow up knowing she did something good. No, I don't watch the program, but her mother is watching after her girls, and protecting their money. That is more than 99 percent of parents of media stars do!

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