Do teenage Girl Scouts really require adult supervision while selling cookies?

A high school senior in the company of another high school senior is not considered ready to knock on a neighbor’s door, or even stand outside the local supermarket selling cookies? Really?

I thought maybe this was a typo, as elsewhere the rules say that girls must never sell at night unless accompanied by an adult. This seemed to suggest that sometimes, in the protective light of day, they can sell without an adult. But then I found another official Scout site that reiterated even Girl Scout “Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors” (middle-through-high school age girls) can’t sell door to door without an adult.

And we wonder why college kids seem so fragile as of late. Could it be because we officially treat them like babies right up until the day they arrived on campus? It’s like expecting a person who has worn socks and shoes his entire life to walk barefoot through the woods.