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GSSEM Girl Scouts Forge Ahead During Cookie Production and Inventory Challenges

As local Girl Scouts prepare for another exciting Cookie Season, an inventory shortage may have some customers concerned they won't have access to their favorite cookies.

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) has been informed by their licensed Girl Scout Cookie baker, Little Brownie Bakers (LBB), that pandemic-related production issues have impacted cookie inventories this year. That means some Girl Scouts might not be able to sell every cookie variety and/or replenish their stock as quickly as usual.

Despite the challenges, Girl Scouts in southeastern Michigan are enthusiastically preparing to sell cookies at their booths starting on Saturday, February 12!

"[Our] Girl Scouts are eager to be back in their communities selling," said Amanda Thomas, Deputy Chief Membership Officer. "We encourage all of our cookie customers to support girls' entrepreneurship by picking up some of their favorites—or purchasing cookies for donation to military troops through our Gift of Caring program."

GSSEM is adjusting cookie inventory pickup dates for troops stocking up for their booth sales.

"This weekend, some troops will pick up the cookies they'll sell at their booths. Others have been notified that we need to adjust their pickup date to ensure they can get the cookies they need for their booths," Thomas explained.

"This situation is changing rapidly, but GSSEM's priority is making sure our Girl Scouts are well-informed and prepared to have the best Cookie Season possible—despite these unfortunate circumstances."

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