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About Girl Scout Cookies

Thank you to all the girls, families, volunteers, and customers who participated in an unforgettable 2021 cookie program. Your support of the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program makes it possible for girls in San Diego to develop key business skills that will help them excel in future endeavors. Customers bought over two million packages in a variety of ways this season. View highlights from this season in our cookie program infographic.

Volunteers: Get started by visiting our For Cookie Volunteers page.

Girls and families: Visit our For Cookie Entrepreneurs page to submit the online participation agreement.

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.

Crispy lemon cookies baked with inspiring messages to lift your spirits.

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 2020, customers purchased over 2.9 million packages of cookies. More than 13,000 girls 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/package go?

When you buy a package 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.

(Based on 2020 numbers. For $6 specialty cookies, the extra dollar goes toward the cost of cookies.)

The Cookie Business

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world and the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States! By setting and reaching cookie goals, girls fund activities, community service and leadership projects, campouts, and travel opportunities they choose with their troop.

Participating in the cookie program helps girls develop five business and leadership skills:

  1. Goal setting. Girls set cookie goals individually and with their troop—and create a plan to reach them.
  2. Decision making. As they make choices about how to participate and what to do, they become stronger critical thinkers and problem solvers.
  3. Money management. Taking cookie orders and handling customers' money is a practical way to learn financial literacy.
  4. People skills. Girl talk to, listen to and work with a lot of people, resolving conflicts and building relationships as they go.
  5. Business ethics. Girl Scouts are honest and responsible through every step of the cookie program.
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
E2B (Entrepreneur-to-Business) Program

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the world, and Girl Scouts are finding innovative ways to market their iconic cookies safely this year!

E2B is a great new way to support girls and help them hone the valuable skills they build through the cookie program: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

Groups (businesses, book and service clubs, boards of directors, departments, etc.) may welcome a Girl Scout to do a brief cookie pitch during a virtual meeting. The young entrepreneur will provide a secure and personalized website for group members to order cookies, pay for them, and arrange for contact-free delivery or donation to deployed U.S. military troops.

By providing an audience, groups can:

  • Help girls develop strong business and leadership skills
  • Finance Girl Scouts’ innovative programs in STEM, outdoors, life skills, and entrepreneurship
  • Enjoy delicious cookies that are available just once a year!
  • Do a good deed that they can share with their social media networks

Schedule a five-minute virtual cookie marketing session today! Email with “E2B” in the subject line. Girl Scout staff will coordinate the schedule and platform with the group and Girl Scout.

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.