Re: G.S. Cookies/Charitable Contributions - HELP
JAMES A SHECKELS (sheckej@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Thu, 15 Feb 1996 16:30:10 -0800
> 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-nightfirst-time
itemizers) want to know.
>Thankx...Doug Dygas, Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 25, Lincoln, NE
>"You can't be pouting if you're really Scouting."
Woodbadge is deductible as long as your doing cause your a volunteer
As a former (did it 7 years) "Cookie Mom" - the breakdown of what the
cookies cost was at one time on the information sheet given to the
Troop Cookie represenative; seems like it was on the fact sheet given
to the Scouts too. Haven't been cookie mom for two years (fired by the
Troop Leader, my wife, who claims, incorrectly, that I bought too many
cookies. Well, someone had to do SOMETHING with what was left, even if
I made sure there was ALWAYS something left!!), but I suspect the
breakdown is still in those fact sheets somewhere. I think the last
year I did it the cookies cost 2.50 a box and the bakery got .80,
leaving about 78% as a donation. Working for HR Block, I usually use
75% as a donation for these type things. Haven't been shot yet.
YIS jim Sheckels I used to be a Bobwhite....
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City