When you buy delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you’re powering new,
unique, and amazing experiences for girls—experiences that broaden
their worlds, help them gain essential life skills and entrepreneurial
expertise, and prepare them to practice a lifetime of
leadership. And guess what? Girl Scout Cookie proceeds stays
local to make it all happen!
Your cookie purchase not only supports girls’ success—it helps them
discover and unleash their G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker,
Leader)™ spirit to do amazing things for themselves and for their
communities as they gain the skills and business smarts they need to
succeed in life.
Learn Five Essential Skills
Our cookies are on a mission: to help girls learn five skills that
are essential to leadership, to success, and to life.
Skill #1—Goal Setting "I know I can do
Girls learn how to set goals and create a plan to reach them!
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are always on a mission. Whether
it's through an exciting new adventure, a service project to improve
their communities, an amazing summer at camp, or an eye-opening STEM
activity, the goal is always to power amazing experiences for
themselves and their troops all year long, while helping others too!
Skill #2—Decision Making "I make smarter decisions."
Girls learn to make decisions on their own and as a team!
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are leaders in the making. They make
decisions about how to run and promote their cookie sales, interact
with customers, and spend their earnings. And when it comes time to
make decisions in their personal lives, they’ll use what they learned
selling cookies to make the best choices.
Skill #3—Money Management "I make change happen!"
Girls learn to create a budget and handle money!
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are always sharpening their money
smarts. By running their own cookie businesses, they learn how to make
correct change for customers, count and manage their cash flow, and
create a budget to fund the experiences they want to have with their troops.
Skill #4—People Skills "I get a lifetime supply of
confidence in every box."
Girls find their voice and build confidence through customer interactions.
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are relationship builders. By
running their own cookie businesses, they gain valuable practice
communicating with customers; talking about their product and goals;
and resolving conflict in a positive, productive way—all skills that
will help them succeed in school, in business, and in life.
Skill #5—Business Ethics "Selling cookies is more
than just business."
Girls learn to act ethically, both in business and in life.
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are honest, fair, and responsible.
Through their cookie businesses, they learn to always do the right
thing by their troop members, customers, and communities—lessons that
will carry them for a lifetime of leadership and #winning!
How the Cookie Crumbles
Each package of Girl Scout Cookies costs $4.00. Of that purchase
price, more than 70% stays with the Girl Scout, her troop and the
council to fund high-quality leadership development programming that
builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a
Where Does Money from Cookies Go?
Cookie Program + Baker Costs
24% or $1.03/PACKAGE
Cost of cookies from the
Troop Proceeds, Troop & SU Rewards, + Girl Rewards
22% OR $.85/PACKAGE
$.50 to $.85 in troop
$.10 in girl rewards
$.02 in troop and
Camp Facilities + Program
16% OR $.63/PACKAGE
Financial assistance to provide
access to camp to all girls
Maintenance and upkeep of
residential camps and program facilities
Girl Scout Leadership Experience
13% OR $.51/PACKAGE
Supports GSUSA chartered
curriculum with staff, resources and council-sponsored events
Supports girls and troops experiencing financial barriers
through financial assistance
Bronze, Silver and Gold Award
Member + Volunteer Support
19% OR $.75/PACKAGE
Support for new volunteers,
including background checks
Provides marketing resources
and supplies to volunteers to promote Girl Scout membership
Development of volunteer training to address emerging needs of
Customer Service + Support
6% OR $.23/PACKAGE
Customer service professionals
available to answer volunteer questions by phone and email, and
assist service center guests
Administrative support for
programs girls and volunteers
Girls Scout membership and
event registration processing as well as data management