The coronavirus — not thinner demand for Thin Mints — is the main culprit behind 15 million boxes of unsold Girl Scouts cookies this year.
The 109-year-old organization says as the pandemic wore into the spring selling season, many troops nixed their traditional cookie booths for safety reasons. The Girl Scouts normally sell around 200 million boxes of cookies per year, or around $800 million worth.
"This is unfortunate, but given this is a girl-driven program and the majority of cookies are sold in-person, it was to be expected," said Kelly Parisi, a spokeswoman for Girl Scouts of the USA. Cookie sales to fund programming, travel, camps and other activities.
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