Girl Scouts “Outside the Box” Event Spotlights Local Restaurants Leader

Outside the Box Homestead

We think that Girl Scout cookies are good enough to eat right out of the box but the annual “Outside the Box” event is where local restaurants take on the challenge of using Girl Scouts in a creative way changed our minds.

On Tuesday evening at Nissan North America, supporters of Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee (GSMIDTN) gathered and had dessert before dinner at the Outside the Box event. There were a total of five restaurants that took part in the event which included Cork and Cow with Savannah Smiles Lemon White Chocolate Blueberry Pie, Delta Bound with Bananas Foster Toffee Tart, a first gluten-free item, Homestead Manor with Samoa and Chocolate Cake Truffle Lollipop, Momma Nik’s with Peanut Butter Cookie Time, and Merridee’s with The Achievement Cake.

Listen to Homestead describe the Samoa and Chocolate Cake Truffle Lollipop.

Attendees tasted and cast their votes to select the winning “Outside the Box” dessert. The winner at this year’s event was Cork and Cow with the Savannah Smiles Lemon White Chocolate Blueberry Pie.


The third annual event also honored Deborah Y. Faulkner, Chief of the Franklin Police Department. Each year the event honors a leader in the Williamson County community whose accomplishments embody a strong sense of self and confidence to challenge the norm. Faulkner was also a Girl Scout in Nashville. In 1973, she joined the Metro Nashville Police Department as one of only three women on uniformed patrol and served in several different capacities and achieved the rank of Deputy Chief.

Faulkner now serves as Chief of the Franklin Police where she is in command of more than 160 men and women in the ninth largest police department in Tennessee. Below you can watch Faulkner receive the award and see how she compares her current job with her time as a Girl Scout.