Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Selling Girl Scout Cookies at the Home of Juliette Gordon Low

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Savannah's city manager has granted an exemption to local ordinance allowing Girl Scouts to resume selling cookies outside the historic home of the woman who founded the organization nearly a century ago. A complaint had halted the longtime practice of selling cookies on the public sidewalk outside the home of Juliette Gordon Low, a National Historic Landmark.
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Savannah City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney used her power to make specific exemptions on Tuesday to allow the Girl Scouts to resume their sales.
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Until recently, the Girl Scouts had been able to sell about 250 boxes in three hours outside the Low home, said Jan McKinney, who heads product sales for the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.
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Low founded the Girl Scouts in Savannah in March 1912 after meeting Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides, and helped expand the organization worldwide.
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Hooray!