One Girl Scout troop in Tehachapi says Kern County recieves the least amount of money per box
Parents in Tehachapi wonder where the money goes
Last Updated: 95 days ago
TEHACHAPI, Calif. - It's that time of year again, Girl Scout cookies are being distributed. But one troop in Tehachapi has questions regarding the distribution of the money that comes from cookie sales.
This issue of concern is that Girl Scouts of Central California South receive less money per cookie box than other areas, one father in Tehachapi Sonny Tipton is confused as to why and is upset about the differences.
"Kern County nation wide the girls get the lowest amount per box."
The Central California South regional Chief Financial Officer clarified that our region in fact makes a base of 45 cents per box but after incentives and reached goals troops will receive the 70 cents per box like surrounding counties.
In addition, 21 cents per box in rewards can be earned. Each Girl Scouts council structures its cookie program differently. This regions economic base means that the fixed costs are higher than other Girl Scouts councils.
The CFO further confirmed that the remaining money from cookie sales goes toward financial assistance, adult education, support services and programs among other contributions.
Girl Scouts officials wanted to clarify that beyond the money raised, cookie sales teach the girls the importance of money management and business ethics.
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