Oooh! Someone’s in trouble!! It’s not even Girl Scout season and already, things are heating up.
An officer, with the Pentagon, was reprimanded for selling Girl Scout cookies at work. During an ethics training course held earlier in the year, employees were warned not to fall into the trap. Unfortunately, someone missed the memo and was caught red-handed in the cookie jar. On top of breaking the cardinal cookie rule, the officer also had a subordinate run out to retrieve boxes from his car. Which was considered misuse of taxpayer’s time.
As punishment, the officer received verbal counseling (aka a stern "talking to”) by a Pentagon Inspector general.
Following the incident, The Girl Scouts of America issued a statement to USA Today reiterating the program was designed to be “girl-run” and “girl-led.” Their goal is to help these young ladies grow up to be confident and ambitious women. Adult troop leaders, volunteers and parents should allow them to do so. Government officials included.