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Girl Scouts cookie prices unchanged

(Nov. 26, 2015) Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay (GSCB) will not be increasing the price of Girl Scout Cookies this year.
While some councils have decided to increase cookie prices to $5 per box, cookies on the Delmarva Peninsula will remain at $4 per box for the upcoming cookie season. The price of a box of Girl Scout Cookies is determined individually by each of the 112 local councils.
Not all varieties of cookies are available in every market due to Girl Scout Cookies being produced by two commercial bakers, ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers.
Local Girl Scouts will start taking orders in January. There are eight cookie varieties this year–Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Savannah Smiles, Rah-Rah Raisins and gluten-free Toffee-tastic.  
Girl Scout Cookies will be $4 per box with the exception of Toffee-tastics, which cost $5 per box.   
Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay selects which baker it want to partner with from the two GSUSA-licensed bakers, and negotiates all terms with that baker.
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and individual troops play no role in determining the price of a box of cookies within a local market.
Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls learn five essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
Last year, GSUSA launched Digital Cookie, which added a digital layer to the Girl Scout Cookie Program by providing girls the opportunity to develop 21st century skills. All of the net proceeds from Girl Scout Cookie sales are reinvested back into the local councils for activities, and fund Girl Scouts’ take-action projects. GSUSA does not profit from the proceeds of the cookie sale.