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Ask Liz: Girl Scout Cookies

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011  |  Updated 12:47 PM EDT
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Ask Liz: Girl Scout Cookies

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Girl Scouts Caroline Jahr, 11, from left, Audrey Figari, 12, and Angelica Armstrong, 10, sort through a case of Girl Scout cookies, Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, in Dallas. The Girl Scouts have marked their 90th year in the cookie business by getting most of the artificial fat out of all varieties of their iconic treats, which had been under attack by a few health-focused consumer groups. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Where do the proceeds of Girl Scout cookie sales go? The Girl Scouts of America say:

  • With every purchase from the Girl Scouts, about 70 percent of the proceeds stay in the local Girl Scout Council.
  • This money provides resources needed to support Girl Scouting in your local area, and a portion of that goes directly to the troop that sold you the cookies.
  • The balance goes directly to the baker to pay for the cookies.

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