Are Girl Scout Cookies too expensive?

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Bring ’em on young lady!

Love those cookies!

Even at those prices?

The cost has definitely gone up.

To buy or not to buy was the topic of a Culinary no-no last year. Take a look.

And these are comments from social media this weekend.

Too expensive considering that Keebler and Oreo both have girl scout cookie flavors now.

Most anything you buy for a cause has high markup and only a small % goes to the organization. If you don’t want to pay, then don’t. 🙂

I just donate 2 bucks and tell them to keep the over priced cookies ! Win-win proposition for the Scouts ! 

Consider it is a donation to the Girl Scouts and a box of cookie as a thank you. People spend $7 for a coffee or cigarettes. Get a grip and support a good cause 

Our troop actually donates boxes to US military. Spends $$ to send cookies to soldiers. Fyi. 

Last year I was stopping everywhere in my area to find a certain cookie. Finally a scout told me my area is divided into 3 sections and each section uses a different supplier so the cookies I wanted were in a neighboring state and not mine. 

I thought the price was getting too high for where the money actually goes……until meeting boy scout popcorn prices. 

Sorry , there just not worth it. Give money straight to the troop. The cookies are just not as good as they once were. 

I can’t resist those Samoas! As to pricing? I just paid $40. for 2 (jumbo?) bags (about the size of 4 that you can but at the grocery) of popcorn. This was from my 9-year-old grandson, the Cub Scout! The same would have cost well under $10. at my supermarket and wasn’t anything special. People need to understand this is really a “donation!” 

I’ll try again this year but if I eat 6 boxes of them “THIN” mints again and don’t lose any weight I’m suing!!!😋😂😂😂 

I would much rather hand the cash directly to the girl scout group so they could use it for camping trips, and other wholesome activities. 

 $7.50 by the Walmart near me last year 

Buy the damn cookies. These little girls are working their butts off to sell these.

A new Culinary comes your way next Sunday.

3 thoughts on “Are Girl Scout Cookies too expensive?

  1. Can someone get a hardcopy of the expenditures for the Scouts Cookies Fundraiser and the pay-outs to those who are “managing” the program? What per cent of the cookie sales actually goes to benefit the Scouts? I would hate to think that these children are victims of a “Fagan”(Oliver Twist) type administration that is profiting off of the innocent.
    Yes, give cash and stay away from the so-called “organizers”.


  2. The net proceeds from Girl Scout Cookie sales stay local with the originating council and troop to fund activities for girls year-round as well as impactful girl-led community projects. Each council determines its own revenue structure depending on how much it costs the council to buy cookies, the local retail price to sell cookies, and the amount of revenue shared with participating troops.

    Cookie program revenue is a critical source of funding for Girl Scout councils to deliver essential programming to troops and is often what makes it possible to reach girls in underserved areas and maintain camps and properties.

    Additionally, Girl Scout troops can pool their proceeds to pay for necessary supplies, activities, and group travel. Girl Scouts may not earn proceeds as individuals. However, Girl Scout councils offer a wide variety of recognition items, program- and store-related credits, and travel experiences that girls are eligible to earn individually based on their sales. All troop proceeds and other rewards earned through participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program must be used to enhance all girls’ Girl Scout experience.

    Does any of the money from cookie sales go to GSUSA (the national Girl Scout organization)?
    No. All Girl Scout Cookie sale proceeds stay local. GSUSA is paid a royalty by its licensed bakers to use Girl Scout trademarks based on gross annual sales. Girl Scout councils do not provide any portion of their cookie revenue to GSUSA, and no other revenue from cookie sales goes to GSUSA.
    GSUSA approves all marketing and sales materials developed by the bakers. GSUSA also provides councils with coordination and training for media activities, safety standards for girls and volunteers, a world-renowned girl leadership program, and support during cookie season.


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