Girl Scout's Brutally Honest Letter About Cookies Goes Viral
Marilyn Caylor 2/6/2018
Girl Scouts are supposed to be honest and fair - it even says so in the Girl Scout Laws they agree to abide by! But, adorable 11-year-old Charlotte McCourt really took that honesty to heart when she tried to score a large sale from a "very rich" friend of her dad's.
When she found out that Mr. Michelson was loaded, the South Orange, New Jersey sixth-grader penned a letter to the man and tried to offload 300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies onto him. After her father discovered what she had done, he leaked the email to a famous coworker, and now everyone is in stitches over Charlotte's hilarious truth in advertising approach!
When Charlotte's father, Sean McCourt, told her that one of his buddies wanted to donate cookies to American troops overseas, she saw it as an opportunity to not only score a sale, but also help someone else do a good deed. In her letter to dad's friend, Charlotte wrote:
"I have been informed that you may want to purchase a few Girl Scout Cookie boxes for the troops, fighting overseas. Your donation is greatly appreciated by the men and women sacrificing their time and lives for our country."
The cheeky girl certainly had plenty of entrepreneurial spirit in her when she politely informed the man that her goal was to sell 300 boxes of cookies. But, instead of leaving it at that and directing him to her website, Charlotte went on to give a foodie-like review of the cookies themselves, in case Mr. Michelson never had the privilege of actually chomping down on one.
The sassy little lady was quick to warn Mr. Michelson that he should be wary of the corporate marketing that's displayed on the box, as "some of the descriptions use false advertising." Instead, she offered her own personal ratings system, and scored the cookie's tastiness factor on how well its sugary bouquet paired with a drink:
"Savannah Smiles are like sweet lemon wedges with just the right balance of sweet and sour. This cookie gets a 7 for it's Devine taste."
This cookie connoisseur also felt the Trefoil would pair well with any hot drink, but on its own it only rates a 6 because of its total blandness. Ditto for Do-si-dos peanut butter cookies, which come in at a very average 5.
Of course, not even Charlotte is immune to the yumminess of Samoa's and Thin Mints, which scored 9's for their amazing flavor and "delectable chocolate/mint combination."
Charlotte went on to tell Mr. Michelson that if he was really after a wild adventure, he should dig into some S'mores! However, the final box of cookies she rated will always be a bad batch in her book:
"Last and yes, least is toffeetastic. It is a bleak, flavorless gluten-free wasteland. It is as flavorless as dirt. I give it a 1."
Charlotte didn't give any of the cookies a perfect 10 out of 10, and that's because she was reserving that sweet score for something very special.
"Notice how none of the cookie boxes are a 10? There is a reason for it. The real 10 is donating a box. It helps strike a spark in the treacherous live of those making America safe. Please honor them by donating a box."
After Charlotte's father discovered her email letter in his "sent" box on his computer, he passed it along to TV personality Mike Rowe, whose podcast he helps produce. According to TODAY, after Mike's video went viral, Charlotte sold over 11,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, and almost every order includes a donation to the troops.
As for the mysterious Mr. Michelson, he was indeed swayed by Charlotte's unusual sales tactics, and bought 25 boxes for the troops.
Watch this video to find out more about this blatantly honest Girl Scout.