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About Girl Scout Cookies

Thank you to all the girls, families, volunteers, and customers who participated in an extraordinary 2018 cookie program. Our council’s G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders)TM were featured in Little Brownie Bakers’ 2018 national marketing campaign, appearing on over 1.2 million order cards and countless other items. Check out the above video and two others: Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur and Girl Scout Destinations with Victoria.

Customers bought over 2.83 million boxes in six weeks, including our 3 millionth Operation Thin MintSM box! Our G.I.R.L.-powered cookie program infographic has even more fun stats!

This year we had a record breaking Top Seller group of 38 girls! 

  • Christina B. T6127 (4530 boxes)
    Layla L. T5928 (3145 boxes)
    Catherine C. T3630 (3124 boxes)
    Brooklynn J. T67893 (3124 boxes)
    Kyla A. T6208 (3100 boxes)
    Elizabeth J. T3658 (3025 boxes)
    Makayla M. T6021 (2555 boxes)
    Erin B. T4491 (2465 boxes)
    Dorothy S. T1133 (2355 boxes)
    Sofia R. T4487 (2250 boxes)
    Liberty M. T3102 (2242 boxes)
    Neena A. T6923 (2206 boxes)
    Leah E. T4647 (2194 boxes)
    Kellie D. T4057 (2181 boxes)
    Marian B. T62991 (2170 boxes)
    Evie C. T4491 (2150 boxes)
    Laura L. T3866 (2143 boxes)
    Karen Jean D. T6743 (2136 boxes)
    Keely T. T67892 (2136 boxes)

  • Isabel J. T1890 (2135 boxes)
    Mckensi G. T5081 (2119 boxes)
    Grace M. T4336 (2116 boxes)
    Karley C. T4573 (2110 boxes)
    Eva Z. T4336 (2105 boxes)
    Taylor H. T4261 (2091 boxes)
    Charlotte L. T3637 (2091 boxes)
    Zoey R. T1814 (2086 boxes)
    Aubrin P. T7000 (2081 boxes)
    Sophia A. T3879 (2075 boxes)
    Samantha C. T4354 (2058 boxes)
    Mia R. T1940 (2054 boxes)
    Leah H. T5064 (2048 boxes)
    Piper E. T1778 (2045 boxes)
    Teagan N. T2094 (2035 boxes)
    Alyssa Q. T1814 (2033 boxes)
    Amy W. T3793 (2030 boxes)
    Sahara R. T6105 (2027 boxes)
    Lauren S. T5546 (2018 boxes)

Meet Our Cookies
Core cookies ($5)

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

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

Crunchy oatmeal sandwich cookie with creamy peanut butter filling.

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

Delicate-tasting shortbread that is delightfully simple and satisfying.

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

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

In 2017, your contributions helped girls sell nearly 2.6 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?


(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: 2017 infographic

Girl Scout Cookie Finder App

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

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.

As part of our baker’s national cookie marketing materials with local Girl Scouts and professionally successful alumnae, our cookie baker created a short video called Entrepreneurs to Entrepreneurs. Three highly accomplished friends of Girl Scouts San Diego — Mary Jean Anderson (owner/president, Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air), Susan Salka (CEO/president/director, AMN Healthcare), and Claudia Silva — spoke about how the cookie program built their leadership and business skills.