Q - Are they made with real girl scouts? A - Huh?
Q - Why do you sell cookies? A - To raise funds.
Q - For what? A - For a trip to Georgia.
Q - How much money do you make on each box (they sell for $4). A - $0.71
Q - Do you feel that the annual stuffing of cookies into everyone's hands greatly contributes to the problem of obesity? A - Huh? Probably not, we only sell them for three weeks. And mostly they're all eaten in a month.
Q - Whats the quota per girl scout? A - 200 boxes
Q - Who else makes money on the cookies? Who sells them to you? - A ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers.
Q - What cute sounding companies. Are they really independents or just clever brand names for people like P&G, General Mills, or Nabisco? . A - Don't know. (I looked it up and their website appears to be one of a little company but they don't say one way or another if they are independent or not).
Q - How much? A - $4.00 a box (we took two)
Q - How many boxes of cookies get sold every year? A. Don't know. Our troop sells 2,000 boxes.
Q - Well how many igrl scout troops are there? Don't know.
I googled the question and wikipedia cites an estimate of 200 million boxes per year. At retail, this would be $800 million. I also saw this on the authoritative GirlScout.org site: The $700 million Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country....
It was fun learning about the economics of the