Yes, Girl Scout Cookies are absolutely delicious, but there’s so much more to them than that. Selling cookies gives millions of girls across the United States the chance to participate in new, unique, and amazing experiences while also learning crucial life skills and taking the lead (like a Girl Scout!) to change the world—for themselves and for all of us.
Creating goals? She sets ‘em and slays ‘em. Making decisions? No problem! Managing money? Check! Perfecting her people skills? She’s always ready to speak up and get things done. Maintaining business ethics? It’s at the center of everything she does.
In true Girl Scout style, safety, learning, and adventure are central to the tenets of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Because the well-being of the girls we serve is always top of mind. That’s why each of Girl Scouts’ 112 councils oversees its local cookie business operations and establishes protocols to meet the needs and norms of its community. As long as girls are staying safe, Girl Scouts of the USA celebrates every girl who flexes her business skills by seizing opportunities to meet her goals and grow into a bold, successful entrepreneur.”
So whether it’s taking a life-altering trip across the Atlantic, building meaningful solutions for homeless communities, or supporting a girl’s Gold Award project, when cookie bosses get together, there are no limits to what they can accomplish.
This season, stock up on all your favorite Girl Scout Cookies knowing you’re helping build the next generation of female entrepreneurs and powering amazing experiences and projects—like these real-life examples shared by parents and troop leaders on Girl Scouts’ Facebook page!
Travels and Explorations
Taking action on a 15-day mission trip to Costa Rica to save baby turtles
Reveling in summer travels to Ireland, England, and France
Enjoying educational airport tours and fire department trips
Going on camping trips and overnight stays at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago
Visiting Savannah, Georgia, the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low
Experiencing the Michigan Science Center
Embarking on a day trip to New York City
Attending an out-of-state surf camp in San Diego, California
Spending the night at the Phoenix Zoo
Going rock climbing
Trying out zip-lining
Donations and Service to Others
Donating items to a local organization that opens a “spirit store,” which allows parents in need to buy new items at reduced prices or volunteer to earn store credit
Making a $1,000 donation to a local elementary school for a new playground
Adopting a local soup kitchen
Completing service projects for the military, local schools, and a special family that lost its Girl Scout daughter to cancer.
Sponsoring Girl Scout Memberships and Funding Important Projects
Purchasing lifetime memberships for girls aging out of Girl Scouts
Sponsoring another Girl Scout’s membership
Buying badges and vests for troops
Funding girls’ Silver, Bronze, and Gold Award project
And that’s just the tip of the powered-by-cookies iceberg! Our cookie entrepreneurs come up with hundreds of different, exciting, and meaningful ways to invest their cookie earnings across the country every year. The best part? Troops decide how they will use their hard-earned cookie cash as a team—everyone gets a say!
Support girls’ success. This year, it’s easier than ever to find cookie booths in your area, or even order cookies online!