Shortage impacting some Girl Scout cookie sales

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Production issues with one of the companies that supplies most Girl Scout cookies are causing a shortage.

Sales in New Hampshire and parts of Massachusetts have been impacted, and not only are the scouts short on inventory, but their cut is down from 90 cents to 75 cents.

Girl Scout leaders say fewer cookies to sell means less fundraising for camps, trips and other activities so they’re urging people to buy Girl Scout cookies when they see them.

Some scouts, like Arianna Conomacos and Sabrina O’Neil, are getting extra creative with their displays this year in hopes of getting more attention.

"We put out the cookies in a rainbow pattern and it helps attract attention when you see the large variety of cookies, but with the shorter variety it looks like we don’t need anyone to buy cookies," Conomacos said.

"It’s fun to see the smiles on peoples’ faces when they finally see the cookies and like ‘Oh my God it’s cookie season!’" O’Neil said.

Luckily, Western New York’s supply should not be affected by the issue because the cookies sold by troops in this region are supplied by a different baking company than the cookies sold by troops in New England.