Cookie Program


There’s more to Girl Scout cookies than what’s in the box.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program, for girls in grade K-12, has become a sophisticated leadership program where girls learn valuable life and business skills. The program calls for the entire Girl Scout troop to collaborate in goal-setting, and then follow their plan so that they can earn funds for service projects, educational field trips, and other leadership activities. In addition to learning business ethics, public speaking, and money and time management, the girls can earn personal recognition such as clothing or an adventure trip.

Where does the money from Cookie Sales go?

One hundred percent of the money that a council and its troops raise through the Girl Scout Cookie Program stays with that council and its troops. Again, let there be no question: all of the revenue from cookie activities—every penny after paying the baker—stays with the Girl Scout council. Girl Scout councils offer a wide variety of recognition items, program- and store-related credits, and travel experiences that girls are eligible to earn individually based on their sales. Girl Scout councils do not provide any portion of their cookie revenue to Girl Scouts of the USA.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is an important program for girls. Through this program, girls not only learn goal setting, but decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership, to success, and to life. Girl Scouts selling Girl Scout Cookies set their own money-earning goals for the season. They may decide to donate troop proceeds to a local animal hospital or use their hard-earned money to help fund a back-to-nature wilderness adventure. Whatever the specific goals and outcomes, we assure you that selling cookies does great things for girls…

P.S. here’s a tip: if you want to know more about where the money goes, ask a Girl Scout! She would probably love to give you the full scoop!

What else can you do with Cookies?

• Click here for delicious recipes with Girl Scout cookies!

• Click here for Cookie fun facts!


Donate to our Cookie Share program

Cookie Share is a way to support military men and women serving. Just purchase a box of cookies and then donate it to our Troop 2 Troop program, and it will be sent to our dedicated soldiers.

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