How Girls Benefit from the Girl Scout Cookie Program

Where the Money Goes

When you buy delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you’re helping to power new, unique and amazing experiences for girls—experiences that broaden their worlds, help them learn essential life skills, and prepare them to practice a lifetime of leadership. And guess what—100 percent of the money stays local! That means you’re not only supporting girls’ success, but the success of your community too—sweet!

Whether it’s a trip to a breathtaking place they’ve never been before, an opportunity to attend Girl Scout camp and revel in the power of the great outdoors, or the chance to try something new, every experience helps them find the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ within to do amazing things for herself and for her community. 

Your Girl Scout Cookie Purchase = Amazing Experiences for Girls
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Girls learn the “5 Skills”

Our cookies are on a mission: to help girls learn five skills that are essential to leadership, to success, and to life. 

Skill #1—Goal Setting
"I know I can do it!"

“We're all about trying new things and having fun. Selling cookies is about both. My friends and I work together to set our team goal for the season; maybe we'll donate to our local animal hospital or go on an adventure. Sure, selling the cookies is great. But what we do with the money we earn is even greater.”


Skill #2—Decision Making
"I make smarter decisions."

“When I sell cookies with my Girl Scout forever friends, we make our own decisions, like how many boxes we want to sell. We all have to agree on what we'll do with the money, which means talking it out and being okay not getting our way sometimes. And we have to figure out how to solve problems, like what to do when one of the girls is sick and can't help out. Our decisions matter.”


Skill #3—Money Management
"I make change happen!"

“It's cool that I get to make change when someone buys cookies. I'm really careful about it. I count it out twice, so I know it's totally right. And I know each box sold gets us one step closer to our goal.”


Skill #4—People Skills
"I get a lifetime supply of confidence in every box."

“I've met so many new people at our cookie booth. And I've gotten really good at chatting with them about how we are doing more than just selling Girl Scout Cookies. We’re earning money to achieve our cookie-season goals and do great things.”


Skill #5—Business Ethics
"Selling cookies is more than just business."

“The other day at the cookie booth I made my friend's mom laugh really hard and she totally forgot her change. I made sure she got it back. She was so impressed she bought another box of cookies. Now I'm even closer to reaching my goal for robotics camp.”


Amazing Experiences Powered by Girl Scout Cookies

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Girls put their “cookie money” to good use.

Did you know the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world? It’s true—and it’s pretty amazing!!

All of the net revenue raised through the Girl Scout Cookie Program—100 percent of it— stays with the local council and troops.

Or they may use the money earned to fund a project that will improve their community, or donate the money to a worthy cause.



Girls earn cookie badges and pins.
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The Cookie Activity pin is a big deal for Girl Scouts! It lets the whole world know they’re a real-life Cookie Boss! 

All girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are eligible to earn the annual Cookie Activity pin. The pin recognizes the “5 Skills" girls learn and practice during the sale, and a differently colored pin can be earned each year.

Plus, Girl Scouts at every level—from Daisies to Ambassadors—can earn badges representing proficiency in skills ranging from financial management to business planning and more. Learn more about the badges a girl can earn by selling cookies.

Your cookie purchase equals more new, unique and amazing experiences for girls. This year, think about stocking up to support her success.

Together, we can help girls embark on a lifetime of leadership and confidence!