MADISON, Ala. — It's Girl Scout Cookie booth season! These sales spots will be popping up around the Tennessee Valley until April 11.
Cookie sales will look a little different this year. COVID-9 safety precautions are in place and sales will be limited to certain locations. Need your supply of classics like Thin Mints and newer flavors like S'more and Lemonades? Click here to find cookies near you.
You can also support local first responders and health care workers by supporting the Girl Scouts Hometown Hero program and donating cookies to the people who take care of your community.
Don't want to venture out? Girl Scouts has partnered with GrubHub to bring cookies to you.
Wondering where the Girl Scout Cookie money goes? Take a look (from girlscouts.org).
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.
After paying the bakers, the net proceeds from Girl Scout Cookie sales are retained by the originating council and troop to power amazing experiences for girls and impactful girl-led community projects. Girl Scout troops set goals for how to spend their proceeds on program-related activities, such as paying their own way to a community event or museum. Girl Scout troops may also choose to use proceeds to purchase materials for a project to benefit the community.