The nation's poor economy is forcing the Girl Scouts to lighten their load when it comes to the number of cookies they sell to customers.
With the cost of baking and transportation on the rise the Girl Scouts of America have decided to pack fewer cookies into boxes and shrink the size of Certain brands as well.
According to a girl scouts spokeswoman the organization decided scaling back on the size and number of cookies was a better option than raising the price for Customers.
The Girl Scouts will pack fewer Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, and Tagalongs into their boxes. The Girl Scouts plan to shrink the size of their Lemon Chalet Creme cookies.
Traditionally each area Girl Scouts Council sets its own price for cookies with the national average at $3.50.
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