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[25 May 2011 | No Comment | 3,092 views]
Girl Scouts respond to Benton leader’s concerns

Lorielle Gutting, leader of Girl Scouts Troop 6456 in Benton, said she was concerned that funds weren’t being allocated efficiently or equally to troops throughout the state.
Essentially, she said the problem was that individual troops gave up most of their revenue from the sale of Girl Scouts cookies went back to the Diamond Council which oversees troops in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. For each $3.50 box of cookies sold, only 59.5 percent made it back to the troops generating those sales.
Gutting said the problem with that arrangement in Arkansas is …