Girl Scouts debut ‘Supply Chain’ patch

Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida (GSTF) recently debuted a new patch as part of a program to teach young women about the supply chain.

The “Girl Scout Cookies and the Supply Chain” patch program was developed by GSTF in partnership with Ryder Systems Inc. and the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute.

The goal of the program is to teach girls how the supply chain moves products to stores and encourages them to seek careers in the industry in the future. The patch program focuses on educating girls about the journey of Girl Scout cookies through the national supply chain.

“Development of a new Girl Scout patch, particularly one as timely as supply chain management, is a real achievement,” said Lori Ross, Director of Girl Experience for the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida. “This was an incredible opportunity for us to partner with Ryder and the University of Tennessee to teach girls about this exciting field, especially because we can connect it to our own supply chain, cookie sales, and distribution, which the Girl Scouts pioneered.”

“Ryder is proud to partner with the Girl Scouts, who are truly pioneers in the workings of the supply chain,” said Amy Federman, executive director of the Ryder Charitable Foundation. “Working with two of our great partners to create this patch, we’re committed to attracting more women to the industry. Including girls in that effort ensures that the introduction to logistics and supply chain concepts starts early.”

Each year,Girl Scouts sell and distribute more than 200 million boxes of cookies nationwide, and one billion worldwide.