Big news this week is the Girl Scouts agreeing for the first time ever to sell their delicious cookies online! Mid Columbia Girl Scout troops are NOT participating in the online sales and it's for the weirdest reason.

The Girl Scouts have resisted online sales because they believe "face-to-face" sales builds character. At the request of troops, they are now allowing online sales -- but through the various troops and councils. This gives the girls the opportunity to learn online marketing and they still directly benefit from all sales in their area.

But it's up to each council to opt in, and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho are not opting in... because of Idaho.

Because of Idaho sales tax, the pricing on the online apps is not quite right, the council says. They hope to join the program next season if the Girl Scouts can fix the problem. Here's the quote from the council's Facebook page:

The Girl Scouts of the USA announced today the launch of Digital Cookie. Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is not participating in the initial program phase due to the different cookie price points as Idaho charges sales tax on Girl Scout cookies. We will evaluate phase one of the Digital Cookie platform at the end of the current cookie season and make a decision about its implementation in our council for the 2015–2016 cookie season. ~ Julie Gardner, Chief Communications Officer."

Well, I'll look forward to next year then, because I can't get enough Girl Scout cookies!!!

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