When you buy a box of delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you help power new, unique, and amazing experiences for every awesome G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in your community who sells these purpose-filled treats—SWEET!
Will she help the local animal shelter across town or plant a community garden for friends and neighbors? Cross the country to see the Grand Canyon, or cross an ocean for the travel experience of a lifetime? Go to summer camp, or earn one of Girl Scouting’s highest awards? It’s up to her and her troop—they own their adventure!
That’s the thing. When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they get more than life-changing experiences and adventure. They also develop essential life skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—all while soaring in confidence and practicing leadership the Girl Scout way to lift one another up and change the world, together.
What an experience! That’s why we always focus on the interaction between cookie boss and cookie fan, and not cookie parent and cookie fan—this is SO important! Enjoy your favorite cookies even more knowing you helped her do and learn amazing things.
Yes, they’re awesomely delicious. But buying Girl Scout Cookies is about so much more than just handing over money for a box of treats.
When you buy Girl Scout Cookies, you help fund new adventures and life-changing opportunities for girls—from trips to our nation's capital to community projects, summer camp, and charitable donations.
It's about having fun and making new friends. And it's about the skills a girl gains from interacting directly with you—the cookie customer! It's about the experience of running her very own cookie business, working with others—and building a lifetime of confidence as she learns five skills essential to leadership, success, and life. The more cookies you buy, the more you help today’s girls develop into tomorrow’s leaders.
Girls put their “cookie money” to good use.
Did you know the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business 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.
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.
Find out more about the Cookie Activity pin for Girl Scout Daisies to Ambassadors (PDF) - English | Español
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.
So, your purchase means a party for your taste buds and life-changing support of girls doing big things. So this year, consider getting “one more box” to help girls reach their goals.
Together, we can help girls change the world!
Have a Great Girl Scout Cookie Story to Share?
Have a parent or troop leader submit it today for a chance to see your story featured in our Powered by Cookies gallery, on the Girl Scout Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more—so cool!