How the Cookie Crumbles


cookies_support_troops.jpgJust what does a $3.50 box of Girl Scout Cookies provide?  (other than eating pleasure, of course!)


Life Skills

Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program girls develop five essential skills:

·       Goal setting

·       Decision making

·       Money management

·       People skills

·       Business ethics



$0.35 - $0.64 Per box goes directly into the troop treasury for troop activities, trips, service projects, camping, pins, badges and troop supplies.


$0.30 Per box provides individual girl awards, including resident camp scholarships, Girl Scout store items of the girl's choice, program activities of the girl's choice, Destinations assistance, 800 Club awards from cookie supplier.  All awards are cumulative.


$1.604 Per box helps fund delivery of Girl Scout program to girls; financial assistance for girls; adult volunteer training, materials and support; communications; program activities; and maintenance/development of council program and service sites.


Membership                        35%

Program                             23%

Property Support and          4.5%

Capital Expenses

Adult Development              5%

Communication                   4.5%

Fund Development              1.6%

General Administration        13.6%

Resident Camp                    5.5%


$0.91 Per box to the cookie supplier to cover cost of producing packaging and promotion of cookies and related materials.


$0.029 Per box for direct council expenses for the cookie sale


What other package of cookies does more for only $3.50?



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