The COVID-19 pandemic changed the outlook of the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program. While the program was extended for our members, the reality is our new world didn’t allow for the cookie program to go on as it has for 100 years with girls going door to door and holding cookie booths in local stores, greeting customers with a warm smile.
As cookie sales are affected, so are the futures of our Girl Scouts' experiences. Summer camp, future programming, troop finances and scholarships for low-income Girl Scouts all take a hit when cookies are left unsold. You can help by supporting the Cookie Relief Fund and ensuring girls don’t lose out on the fantastic experiences that cookie sales provide.
We are seeking community support from friends and business partners to underwrite the cost of the remaining Girl Scout cookie inventory that will be donated in local communities. Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa will donate the remaining cookies to local food pantries, healthcare workers and first responders. Please help us fund these remaining Girl Scout cookies today!
For your reference, an unsold case of cookies (12 packages) is a $48 expense for Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. We estimate that we will have 15,000 to 25,000 of unsold cases of cookies this year. Here is how your support will impact Girl Scouts directly:
$48 - the cost of one unsold case of cookies, provides a scholarship to a girl attending an overnight camp.
$144 - the cost of three unsold cases of cookies, provides a scholarship for a year of membership and a camp scholarship for a girl in need.
$240 - the cost of five unsold cases of cookies, funds the necessary training to onboard new troop leaders in fall 2020 and equip them with the skills to lead a Girl Scout troop.
$480 - the cost of ten unsold cases of cookies, funds the expenses associated with hosting a STEM learning event for a group of 20 Girl Scouts.
$1,056 - the cost of 32 unsold cases of cookies, provides scholarships for four middle school Girl Scouts embarking on a life-changing backpacking adventure in Iowa’s Yellow River State Forest.
$2,880 - the cost of 60 unsold cases of cookies, funds a six-week outreach program for 12 girls. Outreach programs aim to serve girls from underserved communities, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to join Girl Scouts.
$5,040 - the cost of 105 unsold cases of cookies, contributes to camp maintenance projects like the new Camp Sacajawea pool liner and Camp Tanglefoot shower house remodel.