Great news! Wal-Mart is reexamining its solicitation policies regarding storefront activity and is now permitting Girl Scouts to continue to sell cookies in front of stores, including Sam’s Club locations, across the country!
Our friends at Wal-Mart have asked us to share the following statement about the Girl Scouts/Wal-Mart relationship:
Wal-Mart and Sam's Club are proud to support local Girl Scout troops with their annual cookie-selling campaigns. This year, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and Girl Scouts of the USA have developed a uniform agreement to establish a consistent process for conducting the 2013 cookie campaign in front of our stores and clubs. This effort intends to ensure a strong, uniform relationship between our company and the local troops during the 2013 cookie-selling season. Wal-Mart is committed to providing the best possible store experience for our customers, and we are committed to being a strong community partner. We believe that because of this process even more of our stores and clubs will be encouraged to participate.
Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club’s locations nationwide have been provided with a copy of this agreement. The decision of whether or not a particular Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club will allow Girl Scouts to have a cookie booth is decided by the manager at each store. If you are interested in having a cookie booth at your Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club location, please contact the manager, mention the new agreement, and encourage the manager to allow local girls have a cookie booth at the store. Your word as a loyal shopper and community member means a great deal to the management at each store!