The Girl Scout Cookie program isn’t just a fundraiser. It’s a hands-on leadership training and financial literacy program where girls acquire knowledge and skills that will serve them for a lifetime. These real-life experiences help girls build a strong foundation for success.


Key Dates for Cookie 2018 Cookie Sales

  • Initial Order Phase: December 17, 2018 – January 12, 2019
  • SU Cookie Deliveries: February 1, 2019 – February 14, 2019
  • Booth Sales: February 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019
  • Cupboards Open: February 20, 2019
  • National GS Cookie Weekend: February 22, 2019 – February 24, 2019
  • Cookies on the Go!: March 18, 2019 – March 24, 2019
  • Cookie Sales End: March 24, 2019

Check out where girls, families and adult volunteers can find everything they want to know about Girl Scout Cookies: guides, apps, videos, printables, guided cookie tours, and tons of other ideas to help girls achieve their goals and have a great cookie season.

General Information
Cookies sell for $4 per box in the Nation’s Capital except for Toffee-tastic™ (a gluten-free speciality cookie) and Girl Scout S’mores™ which sell for $5 per box. Money is collected upon delivery (except for Gift of Caring orders which can be paid for when ordered since no delivery is involved).

How the Cookie Crumbles

  • $0.69 Troop Proceeds (average based on various incentive structures)
  • $2.26 Supports Direct Service to Girls and Adults
    • Financial assistance for girls
    • Camp programs and property maintenance
    • Council-wide programs
    • Training for adult volunteers
    • Marketing, technological, and web support
    • Staff support for associations, service units, and troops
  • $1.05 Cost of product, transportation, promotion, Service Unit proceeds, rewards, administrative costs and debt


In the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls develop these five key skills:

  1. Decision-Making
  2. Goal Setting
  3. Money Management
  4. People Skills
  5. Business Ethics

These skills last far beyond Cookie Season. The Girl Scout Cookie Program also funds our girl’s program activities, it helps support our council and its special programs and facilities that benefit other area girls. All proceeds stay in our local community. Best of all, girls look forward to Cookie Season each year. They enjoy the fun activities, exciting opportunities and the chance to take charge! Learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

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