JAMESTOWN – Some Girl Scouts across the nation are experiencing an unusual problem this year: 15 million boxes of unsold cookies.
The 109-year-old organization says the pandemic shut down in-person sales at cookie booths.
The Girl Scouts usually make around $800 million each year selling 200 million boxes of cookies.
The overstock issue, however, is not impacting scouts in Western New York.
The Girl Scouts of Western New York say they had 20,000 packages of cookies leftover, which is two percent of the total sales at the local council level.
In total, local troops sold over 1.2 million packages and donated the remaining cookies to local missions, first responders, local food banks, military members, and more as part of their Cookie Share Program.