Girl Scout Troops Use Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Moment to Help Sell Cookies
"Be like Leo. Buy Girl Scout Cookies.”
A group of entrepreneurial Girl Scouts from New York are using Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar win to sell their Thin Mints and Trefoils.
The actor bought cookies from the Girl Scouts at the Academy Awards when host Chris Rock invited his daughter and her friends to sell the treats to the A-list crowd. The Girl Scouts of Suffolk County made a poster using a picture of DiCaprio eating the cookies as a marketing tool.
"Leo wants an Oscar. Leo buys Girl Scout Cookies at the Awards," reads the poster, playing on the "Be Like Bill" meme that recently swept the Internet. "Leo wins an Oscar. Leo is smart. Be like Leo. Buy Girl Scout Cookies."
ABC News reports that the poster helped the girls sell more cookies. "It made people stop at the table to read the sign, and then we were able to ask them to buy cookies. It's hard to say no to a Girl Scout," the troop told ABC.
Here's a look at Chris Rock helping the Girl Scouts sell their cookies at the Oscars.