Monday, November 1, 2010

Statement on Girl Scout Uniform Contracts

For the first time in nearly a decade, Girl Scouts of the USA is putting the manufacture of its uniforms out to competitive bid. News of this led to reports that the uniforms might soon be manufactured overseas, and over the last few days, Girl Scouts of the USA has been contacted by parents, members and volunteers urging us to make sure that the iconic Girl Scout uniform continues to be made in the USA. We have taken their concerns into consideration, and have altered our request for proposal to require that Girl Scout uniforms be manufactured in the United States.

No decision has been made regarding which supplier we’ll use when our current contract expires. Our vendor review process continues, with the new requirement, in order to provide our customers with the best quality, value and service. As always, we also require that vendors agree to adhere to strict guidelines as to worker age, treatment and safety.

We thank the many Girl Scout parents and volunteers who stood up for their beliefs and showed our 2.4 million girls that every voice makes a difference. They are the role models who help build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.