AUSTIN (KXAN) – Girl Scout cookies went on sale in central Texas on Wednesday, but only after troops and an army of volunteers rushed to make sure most of them arrived here.
When the Girl Scout families went to pick up their boxes over the weekend and then sell them, the organizers realized that 66,000 had disappeared.
The executive director of Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Paula Bookidis, said cookies were still in stores, a problem attributed to the new delivery company.
“There was a little panic, where the Girl Scout cookies will come from,” Bookidis said.
In a letter sent to the families of 17,000 scout girls in 46 counties, Girl Scout leaders from central Texas wrote: “ABC Bakers, who manages the production and delivery of our cookies, hired a new delivery agent this year. This agent has had difficulties in complying with our deliveries of cookies as expected, which in turn has affected both the punctuality and the integrity of the initial fulfillment of the cookie order. “
In the last four days, Girl Scouts worked frantically to get the troops all the cookies they needed to start selling on Wednesday.
It involved additional trips to the stores and the cookie trade between the troops.
“We have made sure that all those cookies come out, so that everyone has what they need,” Bookidis said.
By Wednesday, all but 528 boxes where they should be.
Girl Scout cookie sales continue for the next six weeks.