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[25 May 2011 | No Comment | 3,092 views]
Girl Scouts respond to Benton leader’s concerns

Lorielle Gutting, leader of Girl Scouts Troop 6456 in Benton, said she was concerned that funds weren’t being allocated efficiently or equally to troops throughout the state.
Essentially, she said the problem was that individual troops gave up most of their revenue from the sale of Girl Scouts cookies went back to the Diamond Council which oversees troops in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. For each $3.50 box of cookies sold, only 59.5 percent made it back to the troops generating those sales.
Gutting said the problem with that arrangement in Arkansas is …

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[19 May 2011 | 7 Comments | 4,918 views]
Benton Girl Scouts leader pushes for equal revenue distribution

Lorielle Gutting said she’s seen it for six years — money from Girl Scouts Cookies sales leave Saline County, but rarely does the cash make it back to the area when the funds are distributed to throughout the state.
Gutting, the leader of Troop 6456 in Benton, said she’d like to see one of two things happen — either less revenue is taken by the Girls Scouts from cookie sales or more attention is paid to central Arkansas. To understand her concerns, one must first have a grasp on how revenue …