So much was made about Chris Rock raising a little change for his daughter’s Girl Scout troop at Sunday’s Oscars. It was a cool moment that got some of the stars in attendance to open their pockets and buy some delicious cookies, but reports after the event put the final total into question. TMZ ran with reports that the actual total collected on the floor of theater was much lower than the $65,000 touted on the stage:
A Girl Scout rep tells us they sold around 500 boxes of cookies at $5 a pop. That comes to $2,500 … far short of the Oscar tote board revealing a grand total of $65,243.
But then, an official statement from The Girl Scouts corrected this report and noted that the total on the stage was correct. It just didn’t reflect everything that was raised on the floor with the cookies:
“Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles was thrilled to participate in the 88th Oscars on Sunday evening,” the statement said. “Both Girl Scouts of the USA and the Academy have verified that, through sales of Girl Scout Cookies and donations made during the Oscars, the Girl Scouts raised $65,243 that will benefit girls, allowing them to improve their communities and continue developing into strong leaders.”