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Where Cookie Money Goes

When you buy a box of Girl Scout Cookies, most of the money stays with the Girl Scout you purchased cookies from, her troop, and right here in our local community. Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program fund new adventures and the life-changing opportunities girls get at Girl Scouts—from trips to our nation's capital to community projects to spending the summer at camp. 

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 better place.


Where Does Money from Cookies Go?


Cookie Program + Baker Costs

  • 24% or $.97/PACKAGE
  • Cost of cookies from the baker

Troop Proceeds, Troop & SU Rewards, + Girl Rewards

  • 22% OR $.86/PACKAGE
  • $.40 to $.80 in troop proceeds.
  • $.10 in girl rewards
  • $.02 in troop and service unit rewards

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
  • Keeps camp registration affordable

Girl Scout Leadership Experience

  • 13% OR $.52/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 project support

Member + Volunteer Support

  • 19% OR $.76/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 volunteers

Customer Service + Support

  • 6% OR $.26/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