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Where Cookie Money Goes

When you buy a box of Girl Scout Cookies, most of the money stays with the Girl Scout you purchased cookies from, her troop, and right here in our local community. Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program fund new adventures and the life-changing opportunities girls get at Girl Scouts—from trips to our nation's capital to community projects to spending the summer at camp. 

Within Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, each package of standard Girl Scout Cookies cost $4.00. Of that purchase, more than 69% stays with the Girl Scout, her troop, and our council to fund awesome programs that help girls unleash their true potential!

How the Cookie Crumbles (2015)

Many people ask “where does the cookie money go?”  Here is how the cookie crumbles:  

With every purchase, approximately 70% of the proceeds stay in the local Girl Scout council and with the Girl Scout troops and girls to provide a portion of the resources needed to support Girl Scouting within the region, including the portion that goes directly to the group selling the cookies.  The balance goes to the baker to pay for the cookies.

The net sales that the council and troops raise through the Girl Scout Cookie Program stay with that council and 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.