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 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 their purchase (while supplies last).
Watch for Girl Scouts in your community during the fall for our Fall Nut and Magazine Sale!
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.