I also hold the distinction of being the first person in the history of my high school to get kicked out of the National Honor Society. That’s a story for another blog post though.
Back to the Brownies. It’s Girl Scout Cookie time again!
I placed my order with my pal Becky. I’ll be giving away all the cookies I ordered. Everything I ever heard about body fat % being a battle in my 50s is TRUE. So no cookies for me (well, at least not a whole BOX).
Girl Scout Cookies have become a kind of edible American icon. For more than 80 years, girls with sashes have been promoting these treats. I remember buying them (I was kicked out before I was allowed to SELL . Not to fret though, I’ve worked through the disappointment. Really, I have.) for fifty cents a box. This year I’m paying $3.50. In these days of uber cautious investing, here’s what I found out from Girl Scout Cookies® FAQs about where the money goes:
- Q: When I buy Girl Scout Cookies, where does the money go?
- A: With every purchase, approximately 70% of the proceeds stays in the local Girl Scout council to provide a portion of the resources needed to support Girl Scouting in that area, including a portion that goes directly to the group selling the cookies. The balance goes directly to the baker to pay for the cookies.
Good to know, eh? I say they’re a bargain at twice the price – almost.
If you haven’t been approached by a local Girl Scout and want to buy here’s how.
In the meantime, what’s your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?