Girl Scout Cookies

Why do the Girl Scouts sell so many cookies?  Is it because you can only buy them during a certain time of year?  Is it because they taste so delicious?  Is it because you just can’t say no to a little girl asking for money?  These are all options, but I can tell you a few reasons why I don’t love Girl Scout cookies.

First of all I can tell you they are kind of tasty, but they are not the best cookie I have ever eaten.  I would take a box of Oreos any day of a box of Girl Scout cookies.  I personally know people who might kill someone to get a box of thin mints, I am not this person and I don’t even like thin mints.  Every year I do buy a box or 2 mostly because I can’t say no to the little girl standing at my front door with doe eyes.  I figure these cookies are Not cheap but they go to a good cause, right?  Well they sort of go to a good cause.  I found out last year that the local troops only get 12%- 17% of the profit from each box sold.  After doing the math I figured they made about $.52 per box, that’s only $52.00 if your troop sells 100 boxes; which is why most troops set a lofty goal of 100 boxes per girl.  So this year a friend’s daughter came to our house selling cookies and I told her (and her mother) that I would like to get her troop the cash directly instead.  You would have thought I had ripped her heart out and stomped on it right there.  She informed me that if she didn’t sell X number of boxes she would not get her pin or badge.  She didn’t want to be the only girl who missed out, so would I just buy some cookies?  WOW, needless to say I bought 2 boxes.  I guess the selling if Girl Scout cookies will continue for years to come.

One thought on “Girl Scout Cookies

  1. Wow, who knew that was all the troops got for selling the cookies?! I am like you, and would rather just give money directly to the troop, you could give more money and they would get more out of it.

    I gotta disagree with you on those Thin Mints though, man I love those! 🙂

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