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About Girl Scout Cookies

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.

The 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program begins Sunday, Jan. 28. Thanks for your support during our 2017 season, as we celebrated a century of Girl Scout Cookies and Girl Scouts San Diego.

Check out our 2017 cookie infographic, highlighting our cookie program success.

Meet Our Cookies
Core cookies ($5)

Thin Mints®
Crisp wafers covered in chocolaty coating. Made with natural oil of peppermint.

Tagalongs®
Crispy cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolaty coating.

Do-si-dos®
Crunchy oatmeal sandwich cookie with creamy peanut butter filling.

Samoas®
Crisp cookies, coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut, and striped with dark chocolaty coating.

Trefoils®
Delicate-tasting shortbread that is delightfully simple and satisfying.

Savannah Smiles®
Crisp, zesty lemon wedge cookies dusted with powdered sugar.

Specialty cookies ($6)
Toffee-tastic™
Rich, buttery cookies packed with golden toffee bits bursting with flavor.
Girl Scout S'mores™
New! Crunchy graham sandwich cookies with creamy chocolate and marshmallowy filling.
Where Cookie Money Goes

In 2016, your contributions helped girls sell nearly 2.5 million boxes of cookies. More than 13,000 participated, engaging customers both in their communities, and online through Digital Cookie. All cookie proceeds remain in San Diego and Imperial Counties to benefit local Girl Scouts.

Where does the $5/box go?

where money goes

(For $6 specialty cookies, the extra dollar goes toward the cost of cookies.)

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.

The Cookie Business

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country! By setting and reaching cookie sales goals, girls fund activities, community service and leadership projects, campouts and travel opportunities they choose choose with their troop.

Selling cookies helps girls develop 5 business and leadership skills:

  1. Goal setting. She'll set cookie sales goals individually and with her troop — and create a plan to reach them.
  2. Decision making. As she makes choices about how she wants to participate and what she wants to do, she'll become a stronger critical thinker and problem solver.
  3. Money management. Taking cookie orders and handling customers' money is a practical way to learn financial literacy.
  4. People skills. Your girl will talk to, listen to and work with a lot of people, resolving conflicts and building relationships as she goes.
  5. Business ethics. As a Girl Scout, she'll be honest and responsible at every step of the cookie program.

How the cookie program stacks up: 2016 infographic

Girl Scout Cookie Finder App

The 2017 Girl Scout Cookie season is over. Please check back in February 2018!

If you want access to the cookies you crave while on the go, download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app. Just install the app on your iOS or Android mobile device and press "Find Cookies Now."

   
 

Cookie Recipes

When you buy Girl Scout Cookies, you make adventures possible with every box.

Will your Girl Scout Cookie Professional help the local animal shelter across town? Cross the country to see the Washington Monument or the Grand Canyon? Cross an ocean to fly through the rainforest on a zip line? It’s up to her and her troop.

When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they get more than new adventures. They develop important life skills — goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics — that will set them up for success beyond anything they can imagine.

That’s why we ask you to buy the delicious cookies you crave all year from your local Girl Scout Cookie Professional — not from her parents. You will enjoy your favorite cookie even more knowing you helped her do all the amazing things she’s got planned for this year.