I was out with some Daisy Girl Scouts last weekend who were selling cookies. They were squealing with delight, surrounded by a group of people eager to purchase cookies, while I spent some time chatting with the leader, discussing where our cookie funds go.
As a reminder, your Girl Scout registration of $12 each year goes directly to GSUSA to fund their operations. That means that almost all of our council's funds are derived from the cookie program, which accounts for 75% of our council budget. It covers camp properties, staff salaries, utility bills, insurance and other operational expenses. Approximately 23% of the council budget is derived from United Way agencies within our council boundaries.
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