Support Your Local Girl Scouts
The Girl Scout Cookie Program® prepares girls with the business
smarts they need to prepare for adventure.
When you buy delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you’re helping to power enriching experiences for girls—experiences that broaden their worlds, help them gain essential life skills and entrepreneurial expertise and prepare them to practice a lifetime of leadership. And guess what—100 percent of the money stays local!
Your cookie purchase not only supports girls’ success but helps them unlock entrepreneurial skills to do amazing things for themselves and their communities.
Girls Scouts Learn Five Essential Skills
The Girl Scout Cookie Program® helps Girl Scouts learn five skills that are essential to leadership, to success, and to life.
Skill #1—Goal Setting
"I know I can do it!"
Girl Scouts learn how to set goals and create a plan to reach them!
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are always on a mission. Whether it's through an exciting new adventure, a service project to improve their communities, an amazing summer at camp, or an eye-opening STEM activity, the goal is always to power amazing experiences for themselves and their troops all year long, while helping others too!
Skill #2—Decision Making
"I make smarter decisions."
Girl Scouts learn to make decisions on their own and as a team!
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are leaders in the making. They make decisions about how to run and promote their cookie sales, interact with customers, and spend their earnings. And when it comes time to make decisions in their personal lives, they’ll use what they learned selling cookies to make the best choices.
Skill #3—Money Management
"I make change happen!"
Girl Scouts learn to create a budget and handle money!
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are always sharpening their money smarts. By running their own cookie businesses, they learn how to make correct change for customers, count and manage their cash flow, and create a budget to fund the experiences they want to have with their troops.
Skill #4—People Skills
"I get a lifetime supply of confidence in every box."
Girl Scouts find their voice and build confidence through customer interactions.
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are relationship builders. By running their own cookie businesses, they gain valuable practice communicating with customers; talking about their product and goals; and resolving conflict in a positive, productive way—all skills that will help them succeed in school, in business, and in life.
Skill #5—Business Ethics
"Selling cookies is more than just business."
Girl Scouts learn to act ethically, both in business and in life.
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are honest, fair, and responsible.
Through their cookie businesses, they learn to always do the right
thing by their troop members, customers, and communities—lessons that
will carry them for a lifetime of leadership.
All proceeds stay in Arizona
When you buy a box of Girl Scout Cookies, you are helping support Girl Scouting in Arizona. The proceeds from the sale are used by the Council to support our members and volunteers with training and support, and to maintain our camp facilities and programs. Troops use their proceeds for girl activities, community service projects, trips and programs. Often troop funds benefit their local community.
Cookie Program Costs – $1.17
- Cost of cookies and program operations
Troop Proceeds & Rewards – $1.24
- Girl and Service unit rewards
- Troop proceeds – used for field trips, travel, camp, events, community service projects, program supplies, books, membership
High Quality Programs & Properties – $1.19
- Maintain our four Girl Scout camps and program sites
- Council-sponsored girl and volunteer events/programs in areas of Outdoors, STEM, Entrepreneurship and Life Skills
Girl & Volunteer Services – $1.40
- Financial Assistance for dues, programs and camperships
- Girl recruitment, recognition and retention
- Volunteer recruitment, training, recognitions and resources