Yes, you’re going to buy those Girl Scout cookies. No, you don’t need to feel guilty about it. In fact, depending on how you look at it, they can actually be a really smart buy. Here are various reasons why you really should buy those cookies… right now.

1. You’re Helping to Fund Tomorrow’s Leaders

The best reason to justify buying cookies is that you’re helping little girls reach their dreams. Girl Scouts take a lot from the cookie-selling experience. They learn about sales, marketing, teamwork, branding, and responsibility. They also utilize five key skills that can help them later in life, including “goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.” Most importantly, they will learn self-confidence and pride in a job well done.

Girl Scouts are also shown to have a higher success rate in life. In fact, 80% of today’s female business owners were Girl Scouts. Studies have shown that even facing failure can lead to a positive learning experience with Girl Scouts. Just think, your humble little box of cookies is doing all that… go ahead, pat yourself on the back while you enjoy your favorite cookie.

2. The Net Revenue Benefits Your Local Community

Did you know that 100% of the net revenue from cookies sales stays with the local council and troops? The money earned goes toward things like helping fund troop activities and outreach projects.

3. You Won’t Get Much for the Same Price

One box of Girl Scout cookies will cost between $4-$6. They were originally $4, but have recently experienced a price increase to $5 per box. While not all states have implemented the price increase yet, it’s just a matter of time until all boxes are $5. Some…