Girl Scouts reach goal after cookie order hoax

Girl Scouts reach goal after cookie order hoax
Photo by Patrick Preston, KATU News

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Two Portland Girl Scout troops who were victims of a cookie order hoax have sold more than the 6,000 boxes they needed to make up the potential loss, thanks to an outpouring of community support.

The troops will get to attend summer camp after all.

They had a second cookie sale on Saturday after selling more than 3,000 boxes a week ago. Online sales helped them reach their goal of 6,000 boxes before the sale even started. Spokeswoman Sarah Miller said they received more than 1,000 cookie order emails and emails offering to help.

The troops purchased 2,000 boxes from out of the area to sell.

They were left with 6,000 unsold boxes of cookies, and not enough cookie credits to go to camp this summer, after someone placed a fake corporate order for the cookies.

Miller said they didn't press charges against the person who placed the fake order because that person apologized and the Girl Scouts didn't lose any money.

KATU's Patrick Preston contributed to this story.