Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us, and you know what that means. Young girls across the United States will soon be setting up shop in front of supermarkets, shopping centers and other public places to sell tantalizing Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Trefoils — all for a good cause.
Being the good public servants that they are, the Duluth, Georgia, Police Department decided to send a good-natured “warning” to residents on social media ahead of the popular cookie season.
In a recent Facebook post, the department wrote, “We have received reports that a highly addictive substance will soon be arriving in our area. These substances go by several different street names. Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Thanks-A-Lot, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread and S’mores are a few of them.”
They proceeded to tell residents who they should look out for and what to do should they come in contact with them.
“This operation is run primarily by young girls who get you in with a good cause story and soon you’re hooked,” the department wrote. “If you come into contact with any of these cookies, you can drop them off at the Police Department. Officers will be happy to assist with proper disposal.”
Joking aside, according to the Girl Scouts, selling cookies teaches young girls entrepreneurship, public speaking, decision-making and more, and the funds help the organization continue its mission to develop young female leaders.
So why not indulge in a box or 10? If you somehow find yourself not finishing them all, you can always donate them to your local police department; they’ll gladly take them. Anything to get this “stuff” off the streets, you know?
As seen in the February 2020 issue of American Police Beat magazine.
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