G.S. Cookies/Charitable Contributions - HELP
Douglas C. Dygas (OSG0317@UNLVM.UNL.EDU)
Thu, 15 Feb 1996 16:43:15 CST
Help...I have been trying to find out what portion of the cost of a box
of Girl Scout cookies is a charitable contribution. I have called the
council office and was told to check the price of the kind of cookies I
ususally buy in the store and the price difference would be the contribution.
Well, I have a couple of problems with this. First, I don't buy cookies
in the store(I munch chocolate chips right out of the bag...they don't live
to see cookie dough). Second, I find it VERY difficult to believe that the
Girl Scouts don't know how much money they get to keep out of each box of
cookies sold. Is this true of all GS councils in the U.S.? I know it has
not always been this way. I find this all very curious and disconcerting.
If someone has the lowdown on this, please let me know.
Since I have already brought up the beloved subject of taxes, does anyone
know if the Woodbadge course fee is tax deductible? Inquiring minds(and
late-night first-time itemizers) want to know.
Thankx...Doug Dygas, Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 25, Lincoln, NE
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