Girl Scouts Overcome Supply Chain Impacts on Girl Scout Cookies
Northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula—March 28, Supply chain troubles delayed some flavors of the iconic Girl Scout cookies this year, but starting April 1, the cookie cupboards at Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) will be restocked and Girl Scouts will be out in the community with cookies in hand. GSNWGL is extending its cookie season by an additional week to allow more time for girls to deliver cookies, host cookie booths and walkabouts, and get those delicious cookies to their consumers. Look for Girl Scouts selling Girl Scout cookies at cookie booths the weekend of April 2-3, and now a bonus weekend of April 9-10. Don’t miss your chance! After April 10th you won’t see Girl Scouts out selling cookies again until next year.
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes is beyond grateful for the support and patience of everyone involved in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, especially Girl Scout families, volunteers, and community members. This is the third year that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Girl Scout Cookie Program. GSNWGL staff, volunteers, and Girl Scouts are working together to find ways to manage the delays and shortages of the highly sought-after Girl Scout Cookies.
“We were notified only a couple of days before our cookie delivery that we would not receive our full order—due to a sudden shortage of key ingredients, packaging shortages, and trucking disruptions. The cookies are coming; they’re just getting to us a little later than planned,” Chief Operations Officer, Amy Schultz said. Schultz remains optimistic and constantly reviews inventory to find equitable ways to distribute cookies to Girl Scouts wanting to reach their goals.
Consumers can support local Girl Scout entrepreneurs by purchasing their favorite cookies. Adventurefuls, an indulgent brownie-inspired cookie, joins the iconic Girl Scout Cookies lineup, including favorites like Thin Mints®, Caramel deLites®, and Peanut Butter Patties®.
Girl Scouts are again selling cookies in creative, socially distant, and contact-free ways to keep themselves and their customers safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you know a girl Scout, ask how she’s selling cookies via the Digital Cookie online platform for direct shipment or local delivery. Consumers can enter their zip code to purchase cookies online from a local troop for direct shipment or donation to local causes.
Every Girl Scout purchase fuels local Girl Scouts’ adventures throughout the year: exploring what interests them, discovering their passions, and taking action on issues they care about. Whether they’re using their STEM skills to solve a problem, changing a law to help their community, having a courageous outdoor experience, or starting an innovative nonprofit, Girl Scouts build a better future for themselves and the world. And throughout the Girl Scout Cookie Program, including earning new Cookie Business badges, girls get a taste of being entrepreneurs and learn important online and offline business skills that set them up for success in life.
How To Purchase Girl Scout Cookies This Season:
- If you know a registered Girl Scout, reach out to her to find out how she’s selling cookies in ways that meet local and state safety protocols.
- Enter your zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder at www.girlscoutcookies.org to find a booth near you, purchase cookies from a local Girl Scout troop for delivery, or donate cookies to first responders and local causes.
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) partners with 5,000 volunteers and serves approximately 10,000 girls, covering 58 counties across northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, call 888.747.6945 or visit gsnwgl.org. GSNWGL is a proud United Way partner program.
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