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Support Your Local Girl Scouts

The Girl Scout Cookie Program® prepares girls with the business smarts they need to take on the world!

Did you know the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world?

When you buy delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you’re helping girls power new, unique, and amazing experiences for themselves and their troops—experiences that broaden their worlds, teach them essential skills, and launch them into a lifetime of leadership. 

And guess what? Proceeds stay local!

That means you’re not only supporting girls’ success but also the success of your community, all while helping build the next generation of female entrepreneurs.

 Girls 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 it!" 

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 better place.


Where Does Money from Cookies Go?


Cookie Program + Baker Costs

  • 24% or $1.03/PACKAGE
  • Cost of cookies from the baker

Troop Proceeds, Troop & SU Rewards, + Girl Rewards

  • 22% OR $.85/PACKAGE
  • $.50 to $.85 in troop proceeds.
  • $.10 in girl rewards
  • $.02 in troop and council 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 $.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 project support

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 volunteers

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