It's a way to help the Girl Scouts without pigging out. It's a clever cookie caper; Pat Tobey can buy boxes of the cookies without wearing them.
Parents whose kids are selling Girl Scout Cookies often end up helping out by taking the tempting treats to work where co-workers and clients make them disappear. Big problem for Brian Barkley, who is a fitness trainer.
His clients at Functional Conditioning in Arvada are busy working off cookies, donuts and cake from the past--how dare he tempt them with more? Solution -- the Hometown Heroes plan from the Girl Scouts. Clients like Pat Tobey can buy boxes of cookies but keep them away from their own shelves (and thighs) by having the Scouts ship them to Iraq.
Eight-year-old Audra Barkley is doing just that. But as an added bonus, Audra is personally writing thank you notes to her customers who choose to ship instead of eat their Girl Scout cookies. She says she hopes the soldiers open the cookies and feel like they're getting them from people who really care. Sure, there are healthier snacks we could send.
"I suppose you could send them carrots and Ranch [dressing], but that's not fun like the Girl Scout Cookies are," reasons Barkley. And besides, cookies are always portable.
Now there's an 8 yr. old with a career in sales.