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Where Cookie Money Goes

When you buy a box of Girl Scout Cookies, most of the money stays with the Girl Scout you purchased cookies from, her troop, and right here in our local community. Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program fund new adventures and the life-changing opportunities girls get at Girl Scouts—from trips to our nation's capital to community projects to spending the summer at camp. 


100% of the profits helps support the Girl Scout you purchased cookies from, her troop, and our local community.


Total Revenue Generated via Cookie Sales in 2014

$4.00 per box


Girls and service unit sales incentives: 5% of total revenue

$.19 per box


Proceeds returned to troops: 17% of total revenue

$.70 per box


Council’s cost to Little Brownie Bakers: 25% of total revenue

$.98 per box


Council proceeds: 53% of total revenue.

This revenue helps us support thousands of volunteers, operate our properties, and ensure our girls’ experiences are meaningful, safe and fun. After our product costs are covered, every penny our Cookie Program generates goes to directly or indirectly benefit our girls and communities in the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians.

$213 per box

The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians’ 2015 Cookie Program was a success! Girls learned valuable life skills and earned money for their troops at the same time. The council thanks everyone who supports the girls, from parents to troop leaders to customers.