CHAMPAIGN -- It might be harder for you to get girl scout cookies this year. They're selling them in a new way that's worrying parents.
Each troop has to commit to how many boxes they'll sell. If they don't get rid of all of them, it comes out of their pocket.
15 troops in champaign don't want to be a part of it and scout parents are worried the change will hit their wallet. this started with a pilot program.
Instead of walking door to door with an order form girl scouts had these in there hand.
People got cookies on the spot. sales went up, so now they're putting that into effect here. But some parents say it's adding pressure to something that's supposed to be fun for kids.
Carmel delights and thin mints will be showing up on your countertops and waistlines soon. It's a fundraiser troop leader Liz Vavrik has been a part of for the past six years and something her daughter sophia looks forward to every year.
"This year it's a one stop deal." Vavrik said.
It's called direct sale. Girl scouts have to estimate how many cookies they'll sell by January.
The cookies are ordered and delivered by Febuary 1st. Then scouts have six to eight weeks to sell them all.
"It's just it's a lot more work. We have to keep track of what girl has what kind of boxes, how many boxes they have. The money, how much money has she turned in?"
There are 75 troops in Champaign,15 of them didn't sign up for direct sale.
But they still have the chance to sell from the order form.
"It makes a lot of leaders nervous." Vavrik said.
So what if they don't sell all of those peanut butter delights?
"They're the troops cookies. We cannot turn them back in and get a refund." Vavrik said.
Vavrik says Sophia and the rest of the girls don't know much about the change, but parents are getting worried these little delights are going to end up in their kitchen, instead of all of yours.
"This year we just don't know, we don't know."
Now if parents don't sell all of their cookies, they do have the opportunity to after the technical selling period ends. But say that's just a hassle they don't want to deal with.