Girl Scouts deny cookie-crushing rumors

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The annual Girl Scout cookie sale ended a couple of weeks ago. Yet a viewer asked us about rumors some of the leftovers may be destroyed.

The viewer claimed to have heard "more than once" some leftover cookies boxes in Hutchinson are brought to Wichita. They're sorted at that point for military personnel. But if there's even a small dent in a box, all the cookies supposedly are run over and thrown out.

We asked for an answer from the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. In a statement to KAKE news, the rollover rumor is called "'absolutely false." It goes on to say after the annual sale ends, leftover cookie packages are given to charities for them to use in upcoming events.

One of those events is the annual Girl Scout cookie relay race in Wichita, which is planned for early April. The organization adds it's donated more than 62,000 cookie boxes in recent years to agencies such as the Kansas Food Bank and Catholic Charities.

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