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Lawyer learns lesson in the Girl Scout way after troop orders too many cookies by mistake

Posted Mar 19, 2014 2:31 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Lawyer Leslie Paul has learned a new lesson in her role as one of three “cookie moms” for a new Brownie troop.

Paul tells the Washington Post that Troop 3926 from Arlington, Va., had way too many cookies on their hands after a mix-up in the order. “For whatever reason,” she said, “the way we read the suggestions on how much to order, I think we must have made a mistake between boxes and cases.”

After a sale on Saturday the troop had 120 cases left, amounting to 1,440 boxes of cookies. After another sale on Sunday organized by the area Girl Scouts organization, Paul spent Monday morning corresponding with troops that had already sold their cookies and were looking for additional boxes.

The Post asked Paul if she had learned any lessons. “There is something called the Girl Scout way,” she said. “It involves everyone helping each other and working together. I think that was definitely shown in getting the word out to other troops and in the way other troops have stepped up to help us.”

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