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For Cookie Entrepreneurs

When you participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, you're doing more than just helping your customers stock up on delicious treats (and having lots of fun). You're doing it with a goal in mind. Whether that goal is a pizza party, a community project, or your first overnight trip with your troop, you know how many packages you need to make it happen.

Rewards

A complete list of rewards and details can be found in your Family Cookie Guide on pages 10-11.

 

IRS guidelines for rewards

In order to maintain our non-profit 501(c)(3) status, we must follow this IRS guideline:

A section 501(c)(3) organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests. No part of the net earnings of a section 501(c)(3) organization may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

To comply, unless otherwise stated, only girls and the chaperones we provide may participation in rewards that involve events and experiences. The ratio of girls to adults is determined by the safety guidelines in Volunteer Essentials, a GSUSA publication. 

Individually Registered Members (IRMs)

An IRM is a girl participating in Girl Scouts independent of a troop. Girls in troops may also participate in the cookie program as IRMs if their troop is not participating; it will not affect their membership status. IRMs must have a trained adult who is registered and background screened to oversee their participation.

IRS guidelines for rewards

In order to maintain our non-profit 501(c)(3) status, we must follow this IRS guideline:

A section 501(c)(3) organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests. No part of the net earnings of a section 501(c)(3) organization may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

To comply, Individually Registered Members (IRMs) earn cookie bucks in lieu of proceeds. 


Did you know that you're also part of the largest financial girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world?  Even cooler, being a Girl Scout Cookie Professional gives you skills essential for success both now and later: 

   Goal Setting

  Decision Making

   Money Management 

   People Skills

   Business Ethics 


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