Cookie sales barred at Girl Scouts founder's home

SAVANNAH, GA (AP) - Girl Scouts are no longer able to sell their famous cookies outside the historic Savannah home of the woman who founded the organization almost a century ago.

A complaint last year ended the longtime practice of selling the cookies outside the home of Juliette Gordon Low. Peddling on a public sidewalk violates city ordinance.

The city's zoning administrator, Randolph Scott, says he investigated the matter and tried to find a solution. A survey shows there is no private space between the house and the sidewalk.

A private courtyard on the side of the house blocks an exit. Local Girl Scout official Jan McKinney says it has been an important business lesson for the girls, which is the purpose of the cookie fundraiser.

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