To maintain and expand our high-quality programming and services for girls and adults, the price for cookies has been increased by $1 to $5 for core cookies and $6 for specialty cookies (S’mores, Toffee-tastic). This price increase is based on high production costs from the bakery, requests for increased troop profits, and added expenses to provide outstanding girl programming. The price update also aligns our pricing with that of the other Florida councils, creating a more consistent experience for customers around the state.
Cookie Program Update
While it feels like we just wrapped up the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program, our team has been busy planning enhancements to the 2021 program!
Cookie Price Update
One of these major improvements is an update to our cookie
pricing. Recently, GSGC leadership approved an update to the price of
Girl Scout Cookies, beginning with the 2021 cookie season. For the
first time in at least a decade, we will update the price of Girl
Scout Cookies by $1 per box.
The core variety cookies — Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, and Lemon-Ups — will be $5 per box beginning with this cookie season. Specialty cookies — Toffee-tastic and Girl Scout S’mores — will be $6 per box.
This update aligns Gateway's cookie prices with that of all the other Florida councils, providing a more consistent customer experience around the state.
One of the best results of adjusting prices is that girls and troops will be able to earn even greater proceeds to finance their Girl Scout experience and we are proud to offer one of the most generous proceed structures in the state!
|Per-Girl Average Boxes||2019-20 Earnings||2020-21 Earnings|
|1-249||50 cents||80 cents|
|250-349||60 cents||85 cents|
|350-449||70 cents||95 cents|
Troops will now earn a minimum of 80 cents per box of cookies sold. That's an increase of 30 cents per box over previous years! Girls will also have the opportunity to earn more high-value prizes and rewards through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
What else is new
We know that the cookie program can be a significant undertaking for troops, volunteers, and parents. Our goal is to give all of our members the highest level of support throughout the program and to help simplify some of the processes to make it easier to participate and ensure the best experience for girls.
Volunteer support team
- Community product manager
- Co-community product manager
- Village product manager
- Troop product manager
Expanded product program staff
- Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy
- Director of Product Programs
- Product Program and Retail Manager
- Product Programs Coordinator
- Booth Coordinator (seasonal)
- New technology: ACH and DocuSign for seamless transactions
- Online training opportunities
- Booth planning and contracts already in the works!
- Cookie warehouses and cupboard in multiple locations around the council
Why did Gateway Council need to increase the cookie price?
Why increase prices now?
Why was the price increased by $1?
How are we supposed to charge someone $5 or $6 for a box of cookies? They could get cookies for much less at most retailers!
What does this mean for troops?
Why don’t the troops get all or most of the funds from the Cookie Program?
What does the council do with its part of the Girl Scout Cookie proceeds?
How are other councils pricing their cookies?
Why are S’more’s and Toffee-tastic specialty cookies priced at $6?