FARMINGDALE, NJ – (March 22, 2022) – Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, providing girls a safe space with strong sisterhood and adult membership, closed out a successful 2022 Cookie Season, despite facing challenges due to the nationwide supply chain issues that affected their baker.
Over 7,400 girl-led cookie businesses thrived with online and in-person booths and navigated the challenges of nationwide supply chain issues.
This year, Girl Scouts in Monmouth and Ocean counties sold cookies in person and on-line to sell almost 1 million boxes of cookies!
For over 100 years, the Cookie Program continues to be the largest entrepreneurial skill development program in the world. Every Girl Scout Cookie purchase fuels local Girl Scout adventures throughout the year.
When faced with the issue of delayed cookie deliveries for in-person cookie sales, girl entrepreneurs showed their resilience and focused on marketing their online business, helping thousands of girls reach their goals to raise funds for community programs and outdoor adventures. 100% of the net profits from Girl Scout cookie sales stays in local communities.
"Our girl entrepreneurs and volunteers have overcome many new challenges over the past few years, and this year was no exception," said C.Y. Wong, Director of Product Programs. "We are so grateful to our volunteers, communities, and bakers who all stepped up in a big way to help our girl entrepreneurs turn this challenge into an opportunity."
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will donate excess cookie inventory to food pantries in Monmouth and Ocean County. The donation program allows Girl Scout customers to buy cookies and then donate them to important local causes including food pantries, programs that serve people who are homeless and to senior centers. “This donation will put a smile on the faces of so many,” said Girl Scout of the Jersey Shore Interim CEO, Heather Coburn.