2015 Cookie Shopping Bag Design Contest!
Congratulations to all the winners.
Katerina from Redwoods, Madeline from North Central, Rujula from East Bay-Solano, Ellie from North Coast, and Priya from South Bay-Peninsula.
We will once again be providing troops with a special incentive for cookie buyers in our 2015 Cookie Sale! Customers who buy 5 or more boxes will receive a free reusable shopping bag with purchase (while supplies last). So, once again, we’re having a council-wide contest for girls to design these bags!
Girl Scouts of Northern California's 2014 Cookie Season Has Come to a Close.
A HUGE thank you to our generous cookie customers, amazing cookie-selling girls, their supportive families, and our incredibly dedicated volunteers for all you've done for the 2014 Cookie Season!
Watch for Girl Scouts in your community during the fall for our Fall Nut and Magazine Sale!
Congratulations to our 2014 High 5 for 5 Winners!
We've drawn our lucky winners of our High 5 for 5 cookie contest! During this year's sale, if our wonderful cookie customers bought 5 or more boxes of cookies, they could enter for a chance to win either 5 cases of cookies or an 8-pack sampler - and we had more than 20,000 entries!
Congratulations to our 5-case winners: Kristi Mitchell of Moss Beach, Susan Slater of Mountain View, Chapan Konkright of Fremont, Samantha Thurman of Bethel Island, and Paula Scott of American Canyon! And congratulations to winners of our 8-pack samplers: Susan Helland of Lincoln, Judy Langarica of Fairfield, Terri Colagross of Nevada City, Sarah So of San Francisco, and Pamela Todd of Livermore. Thanks so much to everyone who supported our girls with their cookie purchases - high five to all!
Helping Girls Learn While They Earn
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the leading girl entrepreneurship program which provides fun learning experiences to the girls that participate. The Cookie Program teaches girls five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics. While having fun they are also develop a strong sense of self-confidence and team building skills.
Indulging your sweet tooth never felt so satisfying: proceeds from these once-a-year treats inspire girls of all ages become confident and learn about financial literacy as well as provide funds for service projects, programs, and fees for camps and memberships.
Girls decide what to do with their proceeds, and you’ll also get to see these funds benefit your own community as all proceeds from the Cookie Program remains here in our local council, benefitting 19 counties throughout Northern California.
How the Cookie Crumbles
All funds raised by girls remain in the council. No money is returned to the national organization. Funds from the sale are used to provide Girl Scouting to girls from all backgrounds to maintain camps and other properties, and to deliver high quality training to Girl Scout troop leaders and other volunteers.
This chart shows how the $5 from each box of cookies is allocated. Except for the cost of the cookies, all funds raised are used to deliver the Girl Scout Program.
Gift of Caring
Girl Scout cookies not only taste good -- they do good, too, thanks to our Gift of Caring community service project. In addition to buying cookies for yourself, you can purchase boxes and have them donated to the military to bring a taste of home to troops overseas or to a local food bank to bring cheer to victims of disaster or families in need.
From MSG Kennedy, stationed in Iraq, who received Gift of Caring cookies last year:
"It means so much for Soldiers to receive the care packages from California because we are all California Soldiers and it is hard to be away from loved ones during the holiday season! Please pass on to all the volunteers our heart felt thank you! It means a lot that they took the time out of their busy lives, supported by their parents and other volunteers to send out the care packages. We LOVE the cookies! Thank you again!"