Sunday, December 10, 2006

Repost Sunday: Rabid Girl Scout Fears Mount

I rerun some of my older posts on Sundays as a way to highlight stories that you may have missed. Just think of it as 'thought recycling' and a day off, or that I am incredibly, incredibly lazy. This was originally posted August 7, 2006.

Approximately 1,000 Girl Scouts may have been infected with rabies after a visit to a recent camp. The fears began when girl scouts started telling their parents stories about bats living under the eaves of the camp shelter they were staying in. Many of the girls were not using the protective netting around their beds. They have been disciplined and promised not to be so reckless again.

Some of the bats that Virginia officials have captured tested negative for rabies, but the concern lingers. Rabies shots have been strongly recommended for the girls who stayed at Camp Potomac Woods. The camp now plans on adding screens to the doors, windows and sleeping quarters’ eaves to combat the problem. Why they were not added before it became a problem is still a mystery. “It seemed so odd that our windows did not have screens,” said girl scout Susie Q. “I figured it was just cheap air conditioning,” she added.

“At first the bats sleeping in our rooms scared the striped fudge cookies out of us, but then we grew to love them and kind of like adopted them as like our pets,” another Girl Scout said.

With approximately 6 months until the Girl Scout Cookie selling season begins, federal disease officials are concerned. There are growing fears at the Center For Disease Control that having up to 1,000 rabid Girl Scouts going door to door trying to sell cookies could lead to a national rabies outbreak that could not be easily contained.

“Most citizens would succumb to the threat of a rabid Girl Scout selling cookies and buy them but there could be those stubborn holdouts who refuse,” said an anonymous CDC official. “In a rabid state, these Girl Scouts could then become irritated and violent which would help the rabies spread very quickly. So for the love of God, please buy Girl Scout cookies whether you can afford to or not!”

Girl Scout leaders have rejected the violent cookie selling theory and say they are not worried about packs of rabid Girl Scouts roaming the streets. In fact they are cashing in on the public’s fear and are working feverishly to release new flavors for the upcoming selling season. They hope that Bat Bars and Rabid Rocky Road will be hot sellers.


Odat said...

I forgot all about this...and believe it or not...I'm sitting here eating Girl Scout cookies!!!
OMG....I think I'm foaming at the mouth!!!!!!!!!!!! gotta go......

mist1 said...

So what are we supposed to do to protect ourselves? Shoot them?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I had no idea. Are the Samoas and peanut butter Whatevers infested, too? How about the new ginger cookies?

This could have serious karmic implications for me. I quit Girl Scouts because I was bored, but the Boy Scouts, who did more exciting things, wouldn't take me.

Nowadays, i could sue for discrimination, but those were primitive times.

ShadowFalcon said...

I don't have girl scouts, but if I see one are we aloud to shot one site?

thepinkangel said...

this is like that lady in florida who shot the alligator that had wandered into her house and tried to eat her dog. They actually almost arrested and charge her a fine. What has the world come to?