Girl Scout Uniforms to remain "Made in USA"
For the first time in nearly a decade, our national organization, 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 them to make sure that the iconic Girl Scout uniform continues to be made in the USA. Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has taken their concerns into consideration, and has altered its request for proposal to require that Girl Scout uniforms be manufactured in the United States.
No decision has been made regarding which supplier Girl Scouts of the USA will use when the current contract expires. The vendor review process continues, with the new requirement, in order to provide our customers with the best quality, value, and service. As always, GSUSA also requires that vendors agree to adhere to strict guidelines as to worker age, treatment, and safety.
We thank the many Girl Scout parents, volunteers, and alumnae like yourself 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.
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