How the Cookie Crumbles

Girl Scout Cookies are about so much more than the sweet treats we anticipate each season; your purchase powers life-changing adventures for girls while helping them build real-life skills. Here’s how it’s done.

As the biggest annual financial investment in girls in the United States, the Girl Scout Cookie CrumblesCookie Program sets the stage for girls to discover their inner leadership potential. All year long, they map out their plans to influence the world around them, be it through nurturing their love of the outdoors or using science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to create sustainable solutions. Their vision for a better tomorrow is realized when you support the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world. For some girls, it means putting their cookie money toward impactful community projects right in their own backyards. For others, it means saving up to fund travel so they can see firsthand the world that they’ll one day transform.  And for others it is being able to afford to go to summer camp.

Whatever their plans are, one thing’s for certain: the proceeds from Girl Scout Cookies stay in your local area to benefit girls and Girl Scout councils. Councils depend on these earnings to run their programming, which prepares Girl Scouts for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe, no-limits place designed for and by girls!

For GSCI the cookie crumbles like this . . .

  • 60.6% per packageGirl and Volunteer Services – council services, shops, and camps, council-sponsored programs and events, financial assistance; outreach to girls in under served area, volunteer training and materials.
  • 22.5% per packageCost of Sale – payment to cookie company; payment to delivery company, cookie program material, forms and printed resources.
  • 16.7% per packageGirl Recognitions – includes girl recognitions, Cookie Dough, and troop profit.

Learn more about Girl Scout Cookies here!

About gsci

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
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