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Cookie sales a sweet treat for Scouts

Local troops, council keep 75% of sales

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Four dollars for that enticing box of Thin Mints may not sound so expensive if you know that $3 of it benefits local Girl Scout troops and the regional council that organizes programs for them. The Girl Scouts’ biggest fundraiser — the organization doesn’t call it a fundraiser, emphasizing the educational value — brought in $786 million nationwide last year from 215 million boxes of cookies. Local organizations can set their own price for the ...

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