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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

27% or $1.08/package

  • Cost of cookies from the baker
  • Transportation and storage of cookies
  • Staff and temporary staff resources

Troop Proceeds, Service Unit Bonuses + Girl Rewards

21% or $.84/package

  • $.65 to $.76 in troop proceeds
  • $.13 in girl rewards
  • $.02 service unit bonus

Camp Facilities + Programs

15% or $.61/package

  • Financial assistance to provide access to camp to all girls
  • Maintenance and upkeep of residential camps and program facilities across the region.
  • Keeps camp registration affordable at approximately 60 percent of market value

Girl Scout Leadership Experience

12% or $.49/package

  • Supports GSUSA chartered curriculum with staff, resources and council-sponsored events
  • Supports girls and troops experiencing financial barriers through financial assistance and the Girl Scouts ConnectZ initiative
  • Bronze, Silver and Gold Award project support

Member + Volunteer Support

19% or $.76/package

  • Support for new volunteers, including background checks and orientation
  • Provides marketing resources and supplies for volunteers to promote Girl Scout membership
  • Development of volunteer training to address emerging needs of volunteers

Customer Service + Support

6% or $.22/package

  • Customer service professionals available to answer volunteer questions by phone and email, and assist service center guests
  • Administrative support for programs for 41,000 Girl Scouts and 17,000 volunteers
  • Girl Scout membership and event registration processing as well as data management