‘Tis the season – for Tagalongs®, Thin Mints, Samoas®, and Daisy Go Rounds. And, if you’re anything like Blisstree, you stalk every corner deli and grocery store around town looking for those little gals in green. But recently, a lot of Girl Scouts have ditched the table-outside-a-Wal-Mart routine. Instead, according to a recent NPR story, they’re huddled in front of their computers, marketing the iconic cookies online.
There’s relief in knowing that we can bulk order our Do-si-dos® in the privacy of our homes, but we wonder – and so does NPR – whether it’s really safe to have our little girls selling their cookies on the Web. Okay, the troops are learning valuable online marketing skills, but when 10-year-olds post videos of themselves on YouTube, child-safety nightmares rush forth. And, while we appreciate online efficiency, we kind of like seeing daisies, brownies, and juniors with Mom and Dad every spring.
Selfishly, we hope the GS doesn’t become an Internet-only operation, but we’ll see how the cookie crumbles.
photo illustration: eatourbrains.com