At $5.00 a package, the funds are distributed as follows:
Girl Scout troops: $0.90–$1.00 per package*
Cumulative recognition items and Cookie Credits for girls**: $0.205
Cookie baker: $0.975
Council services: $2.92
What are council services? Girl Scouts is a not-for-profit organization. $2.92 from each package stays in our council and goes toward services that support girls and volunteers, local program center and offices, and camps — including council-wide events and programs, adult volunteer training and development, our outreach program, financial assistance, administration, and property maintenance.
*When a troop registers early for Girl Scouts and participates in both the Fall Magazine and Nuts Program and the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they can increase the funds they earn per cookie package.
**When Girl Scouts sell cookies they also can earn cumulative recognition items (including an iPad, Electra Cruiser bicycle, digital camera, iTouch and more) as well as Cookie Credits, which they can use to pay for membership fees, program events, badges, books and other items in the Girl Scout Shop.