Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails announced last week a three-week extension of the Girl Scout Cookie program due to supply chain disruptions and labor shortages being experienced across the country.
The program, originally slated to end March 20, will carry on through April 10 for more than 1,400 Girl Scouts in central and northern New Mexico.
“The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world,” said Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails CEO Rebecca Latham. “Girls learn real-life lessons in business by setting up their own websites, managing their inventory, marketing, fulfilling orders and collecting payment. It doesn’t get more real-life than maintaining operations through a global pandemic.”
Girls in the 23 counties served by Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails started taking orders for their cookie businesses in late January. Shortly after making their first deliveries and setting up “cookie booths” in front of businesses, distribution from the bakery that provides cookies to New Mexico Girl Scouts came to a grinding halt.
Representatives from Little Brownie Bakery anticipate being able to restock Girl Scout Cookie favorites like Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, and Lemon Ups by late-March.
The new Adventurefuls, a sea-salted caramel brownie cookie introduced across the U.S. this year, are expected to arrive in early April. Some of the newer flavors, like the gluten-free Toffee Tastics and the all-natural Girl Scout S’mores, will not return this year due to their specialty ingredients.