In preparation for our 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Program, our
baker, Little Brownie Bakers (LBB), has notified us that they are
experiencing supply chain and workforce disruptions that will impact
the production and delivery of Girl Scout Cookies during the upcoming
season. These disruptions are happening despite the steps LBB has
taken to proactively address challenges from last season, including
expanding their workforce, expediting training programs, and
proactively procuring ingredients and additional ingredient storage facilities.
The good news is that our 2023 cookie program will move forward with
few changes from our original plans. Girl Scouts will still sell and
take orders for cookies in person, receive orders for personal
delivery via their online storefronts, and participate in cookie
booths and “goal-getters” following our traditional cadence.
These supply chain issues will impact one part of our sale:
To ensure that all cookies ordered for personal delivery will be
available on schedule, the ability to ship cookies directly to a
customer via Digital Order Cards will not become available until
February 27. This includes Raspberry Rally as it is only offered as a
direct-shipped online order.
Digital Order Card orders for personal delivery will still be
available beginning January 3.
What this means for GSHNJ’s cookie sellers and customers:
· This has no impact on our paper order card, cookie booth,
or “goal-getter” sales periods.
· Digital Cookie will open on January 3 for online orders
requesting in-person delivery.
· Digital Cookie will open on February 27 for online orders
requesting direct-ship delivery, including Raspberry Rally.
We encourage cookie sellers to implement a phased sales approach:
· BEFORE February 27 sellers contact their local neighbors,
friends, family, and past customers. Take note of any customers
wishing to buy Raspberry Rallies or have cookies shipped.
· AFTER February 27 sellers target non-local customers,
friends, and family including those who previously expressed interest
in Raspberry Rallies and direct shipping.
· Need help talking to your Girl Scouts about the supply
chain challenges? Try these conversation starters.
Little Brownie Bakers is committed to the Girl Scout movement and
the success of the Girl Scout Cookie Program for Girl Scout
entrepreneurs, volunteers, and councils. Please know that LBB’s
management is working diligently to mitigate issues while working
directly with Girl Scouts of the USA. We at GSHNJ are pleased to have
this information early in the season so we can make adjustments and
communicate solutions to support a successful program experience for everyone.
We are looking forward to the start of the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie
season as we are excited to see our Girl Scouts showcase their
entrepreneurial skills. We will provide continuous updates
throughout the program on Rallyhood. Visit rallyhood.com/108134 or
download the app and scan the QR code to join.
Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate these