Two Oregon Girl Scout troops were left a little upset this week after they found out that a massive corporate order for 6,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies was only a hoax.
One of the scout mothers, Jennifer Reed, explained on Good Morning America (GMA) that it wasn’t until they tried to deliver the 500 cases of cookies—worth a small fortune, $24,000—to the local company that they realized the order was a fake.
"I contacted the ... company and they said, 'We have no idea what's going on,'" Reed said.
The Girl Scouts, who were extremely excited to have gotten the massive request, expressed their disappointment on GMA as well.
"They placed a fake order on us and they didn't know that it hurt our feelings a lot," Girl Scout Erin Donnelly, 8, said.
Luckily for the girls, though, their cookies are as American and widely loved as apple pie. So when the two troops set up a last minute cookie sale to get rid of the hoax order, tons of well-meaning local residents showed up and bought nearly half of them in one day. That one sale raised $12,000 for the troops.
The girls are also planning another cookie sale on March 23 to hopefully sell the rest of the order.
“For every one person that has bad intentions, there are hundreds more with good intentions and good hearts that are here to help you," said Sarah Miller, director of communication for Girls Scouts of Oregon and Washington.