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Treats and Trophies for Top-Selling Girl Scouts

June 17, 2014

By Kelly Griffin, Product Sales Director

Drum roll please….. We have a new record!  During the 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Sale, our top three sellers each sold at least 4,000 boxes of cookies.  Wow, Girl Scouts! Way to go!

2014Top_SellersGirl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines celebrated these top-selling Girl Scouts on Saturday, May 31, at Imagination Station in Wilson, NC.  Girls and their families gathered for a catered luncheon with council CEO Lisa Jones, and then enjoyed an afternoon of fun exploring the museum.

Xena G. from Cary, NC, placed first selling 4,750 boxes of cookies! Xena joined the Girl Scouts in 2006 and was our number two top seller in 2013.  In just one year, she increased her sales from 3,041 to 4,750 boxes; a 56% increase overall! She also led the council in the 2013 Fall Product Sale as our top two seller. Xena is a member of Girl Scout Cadette Troop #15 and is planning a trip to Australia and New Zealand in 2015 with the travel-based Girl Troop #7000.

Our Second Place seller is Girl Scout Brownie Emerson F. from Winterville, NC, with 4,005 boxes sold! She was the top seller in Pitt County during the 2013 sale and had her eye on being the top seller in the council for 2014. Once you meet Emerson, there’s no doubting her ability to reach a goal.  As her mother says, “She has no fear when it comes to selling cookies.” She is a future entrepreneur!

Trailing second place by only five boxes, Antonina Q. from Fayetteville, NC, is top seller number three.  Nina had an amazing increase during this year’s sale jumping to 4,000 boxes from 1,226 boxes in 2013; a 226% increase. What an amazing leap in sales!  Nina is a member of Girl Scout Troop #888 and has been involved with Girl Scouts since 2008.

Also honored at the event was Taylor W., top seller for Operation Cookie Drop.  Taylor sold the most for the council’s military support program of any Girl Scout this year at 733 boxes; an almost 100% increase in her sales for this program, and a 50% increase over last year’s record for Operation Cookie Drop. Needless to say we were blown away and wanted to honor her! And to add to her success, she placed fourth overall during this 2014 sale, with 3,803 boxes sold.

Congratulations to all of this year’s top sellers.  Way to go, Girl Scouts!

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Setting Goals and Achieving Dreams: New Troop Leader Series

February 10, 2014

By Tiffany Haywood, Daisy Troop Leader

Cookie Sale - Setting GoalsAs part of our plan to help prepare our girls for Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines’ Cookie Sale we decided to plan an activity around goal setting to help each girl achieve dreams they have an individual as well as a troop.

To start off, the leaders talked about goals. We explained that a goal is setting a target for what you want to do within a certain time frame.  For our troop, we are looking to achieve our goals by the end of the Cookie Sale (March 2, 2014).

After the girls had a strong grasp on how to define a goal, we then asked each Girl Scout what their personal package goals were for the Cookie Sale. As Troop Leaders, we were already aware of where their parents felt they could sell during the cookie season. We were eager to find out if the girls felt the same way.

Once we heard all of the girls’ goals we started to discuss how their individual goals could also help the entire troop succeed.  We explained how every box a girl sells helps meet the troop goal.  It was amazing to watch as each of our Daisies realized that they could help each other by reaching their set goals.

What better than a fun activity to help the girls visualize individual and troop goals! We created a dream board showing everything they wanted to do with the earrings from the cookie sale. We are proud to say we have some very ambitious yet realistic girls with amazing goals ahead of them.  Some of the ideas on the dream boards included visiting Build-a-Bear, the Zoo, the Aquarium and so much more!

In addition to our dream board activity, we also made each girl a really cool Cookie Sale Info Lanyards. Each lanyard includes a price sheet for the favorite varieties and the NEW Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies as well as a photo cookie chart.

I have no doubt our Girl Scouts will be able to achieve anything they set their hearts to.

 How do you teach your Girl Scouts to set goals and achieve them? Do you lead by example of perhaps a story or activity? How do you celebrate achieving goals?

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