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How the Cookie Crumbles

The Girl Scout Cookie Program® prepares girls with the business smarts they need to take on the world!

Did you know the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world?

When you buy delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you’re helping girls power new, unique, and amazing experiences for themselves and their troops—experiences that broaden their worlds, teach them essential skills, and launch them into a lifetime of leadership. 

And guess what? Proceeds stay local!

That means you’re not only supporting girls’ success but also the success of your community, all while helping build the next generation of female entrepreneurs.

When you buy a box of Girl Scout Cookies, the money stays local. Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie program supports our programs and it is how girls fund their adventures and service work. Girl Scout Cookies in the Greater Washington Region are $5.00 a box, except the gluten-free cookie Toffee-tastic, and Girl Scout S'mores, which are $6.00. Girl Scouts accept cash and some troops accept checks and credit card payment.

Where Cookie Money Goes

$0.98  Troop's proceeds (average based on various earning opportunities)

$1.25 Cost of product, transportation, promotion, Service Unit proceeds, rewards, administrative costs and debt. ($2.25 is the related costs for specialty cookies retailing at $6.00 per package)

$2.77 Supports direct service to girls and adults

Financial assistance for girls

Camp programs and eight camp properties

Council-wide girl programs

Training for adult volunteers

Marketing, technological, and web support

Six convenient office locations and staff support for our volunteers and troops