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.