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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 9:19am

Savannah Does About-Face On Girl Scout Cookies

Updated: 6 years ago.
Girl Scouts are expected to return to this sidewalk. They were temporarily banned from selling Girl Scout cookies on the sidewalk because someone complained that they were violating a city ordinance. (photo Orlando Montoya)

Officials in Savannah, Georgia will allow Girl Scouts to sell cookies in front of the historic home of the organization's founder after all.

The scouts had to stop selling cookies last week after a complaint they were violating a local ordinance banning sidewalk sales.

Savannah's city manager used her authority to grant an exception to the ordinance after a public outcry.

Girl Scouts long have sold cookies on the sidewalk by the historic home of the organization's founder Juliette Gordon Low.

Girl Scouts local sales manager Jan McKinney says the story of Girl Scout cookie sales being banned touched hearts.

"We're very passionate in Girl Scouting," McKinney says. "I think the community as a whole, they have a passion, too, for the fact that the founder of this whole organization that she was born and raised here."

The scouts are expected to return to the sidewalk this weekend.