Girl Scouts of the USA has committed to produce uniforms and other items in the United States as much as possible, and to reduce its carbon footprint. As part of this commitment, beginning in July 2017, Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette badge production will take place in the United States.
Due to higher production costs in the U.S., the price for the earned badges for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette levels will be $3, effective July 1. The price will also be $3 for the new Girls Choice Outdoor Camping badges for all levels (including Senior and Ambassador).
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa will offer a special sale on badges through August 31 – in-stores only – keeping the badges at the current $2 price for an additional two months.
Producing stateside supports U.S manufacturing, the U.S. economy, and creates jobs for American workers. Additionally, choosing to bring manufacturing here, where regulations on industrial waste and emissions are consistent and companies are incented to become more environmentally sustainable, benefits the world by limiting waste output. U.S. reshoring also brings production assemblies closer to end users. As a result, vehicles consume less fossil fuel to transport goods to customers, reducing emissions.
Girl Scout vests, sashes, tunics, and insignia are all currently produced in this country, and we are reaching out to more vendors that have capabilities to produce stateside. In July 2017, the production of Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette badges moved to the U.S. The fabric, thread, iron-on backing, and packaging are all produced in America.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Does the GSGI sale include online purchases?
A: No, the online badge price will be $3 effective July 1.
Q: Why are Senior and Ambassador badges not changing in price?
A: GSUSA has a supply of those badges that were produced off shore, at a lower cost, and will continue to sell those badges.
Q: Can I request the Made in the America badges over the off-shore ones?
A: No, GSUSA and GSGI will slowly transition items as we sell our stock and order additional. There will not be noticeable differences between the products.
Q: Are other items made in the USA?
A: Girl Scout vests, sashes, tunics, and insignia are all currently produced in this country.
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