I am a Cadette Girl Scout in a troop of six of my closest friends, led by my mom. We have meetings once a month on a Friday and we do the craziest things.
About three weeks ago we had a meeting, and did a scavenger hunt at 10:00 at night. We split into groups of 3 (one of the girls had to leave early) and took off, armed with our cell phones, ready to take pictures. One of the groups found a green truck and walked up the houses driveway to take a picture. I was in the other group and we were rounding the curve coming on to that street. Suddenly, a cop car pulled up and put its lights on. They exited the car and walked up to the group. My group took off running and when we got there, the police officers were questioning the girls about whether they had been stealing door knobs or vandalizing other people's property. We explained to them we were Girl Scouts on a scavenger hunt and they told us that from now on, we should take pictures from the street.
We all started walking back towards our house. My friend and I decided to race back home. We got back and told my mom about the police officers. We waited, and waited, and waited. About eight minutes later we walked onto the porch and yelled, "You guys, are you coming?" As they walked into the light they were giggling hysterically. One girl was on the phone. I said, "What happened?" They told the story through bursts of laughter. A car had passed by full of Theodore kids coming home from the football game. They had thrown eggs out of the window of the car as they passed by. My mom said, "Well who is on the phone then?" They said it was the police and they had given my address.
When the car pulled up and the policemen walked up, you wouldn't have believed our surprise. It was the same men we had talked to earlier that night. They listened to our story as we tried to talk over each other. Then the car sped by and we pointed and said, "That's them! That's them!" They ran to the car and said they would be back. They never came back, some of the girls think that they caught the guys, but I think they just thought we were crazy.
-- Press Rep Elisabeth