Resellers are hawking bins of a restricted version Woman Scout Cookie for over $100 on web sites like eBay.
After promoting out in days, the Woman Scouts’ new Raspberry Rally cookies are actually being resold on-line for enormous income.
The brand new cookie is a remix of an previous favourite – the Skinny Mint. The Woman Scouts’ web site describes them as ‘thin, crispy cookie infused with raspberry flavor and dipped in chocolaty coating.’
Not like different cookies, that are bought and distributed by the scouts themselves, the Raspberry Rally was billed as the primary ‘online-exclusive’ cookie bought by the group.
After ordering a field from a Woman Scout, the group ships the cookies on to your house. The group stated the brand new gross sales mannequin was to show Scouts ‘new skills and build their ecommerce business.’
The group’s fashionable annual cookie sale is meant to lift funds for journeys, service tasks, and summer season camps, in addition to present firsthand expertise in enterprise abilities.
‘Financial literacy is not only a critical skill required for entrepreneurship, but an essential life skill,’ the Woman Scouts’ chief income officer Wendy Lou stated.
Nonetheless, the group is reportedly not proud of resellers making income from native Woman Scout Troops.
‘When cookies are purchased through a third-party seller, Girl Scout troops are deprived of proceeds that fund critical programming throughout the year,’ the group instructed CNN Enterprise.
Woman Scout Cookies sometimes promote for $5 – $6 per field. Resellers on eBay are at the moment beginning their gross sales at $25 – $30, with some bins gross sales getting as excessive as $100 or extra after a number of bids have been positioned.
It’s unclear if the Woman Scouts plan to restock their reserves of Raspberry Rally cookies earlier than this 12 months’s sale ends in April. Metro.co.uk has reached out to the group for additional remark.
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