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The official Girl Scout sign is three fingers…but at least one Girl Scout mom believes that Walmart is giving the scouts just one of them.

Advertising Age reports this morning that Walmart is being attacked for its introduction of a new private label thin-mint cookie – which a blogger says is a direct attack on the Girl Scouts of America and their annual cookie drive.

"Just when you think your opinion about Walmart might be changing ... just when you think that maybe, just maybe, Walmart was learning to be a better citizen ... Walmart turns around and does something really despicable," blogger C.V. Harquail writes on her site, AuthenticOrganizations.com. "It's not discriminating against women, strong-arming suppliers, polluting neighborhoods or racing to the bottom of the China Price. No, this time, it's closer to home, and in my case, really close to home. This time ... Walmart is knocking off the Girl Scouts … The exclusivity of Girl Scout cookies is what makes the cookies really sell. But now, Walmart is shoving itself in front of these little girls, and knocking on your door to sell you their almost-as-good fake Thin Mints and fake Tagalongs, whenever you want them."

Walmart reportedly has not yet commented on the controversy.
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