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Join the Business of Selling Awesomeness!

December 9, 2014

By Amy Vitale, Product Sales Manager

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Ask any girl what she loves about being a Girl Scout and selling cookies makes the list every time, hands down. Girls love counting the boxes, giving people their change, and seeing their customers’ excitement when they get their cookies. And if that’s not enough to get you motivated, here’s more on why you don’t want to miss out on Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Sale!

It’s about way more than selling cookies.

Actually, each box of cookies is packed with a lifetime supply of learning. Selling cookies teaches girls goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics – aspects essential to leadership, to success, and to life. Our Girl Scout Cookie sale is a financial literacy program and is helping girls build confidence. When a Girl Scout sells cookies, she is learning she can be and do anything she sets her mind to!

Each box is packed with a different adventure.

Earning money to achieve goals is what cookie season is all about! Cookie sale proceeds help troops fund everything from patches, meeting supplies, local activities, service projects, and year-end activities. Girls love deciding with their troop how they’ll use their cookie money each season. Proceeds help their next adventure – their next dream – come true.

Girl Scout Cookies bring a sweet taste of home to our military.

This year we are celebrating 10 amazing years of Operation Cookie Drop, a council-wide community service project which has donated nearly 700,000 boxes of cookies to our deployed military service personnel. Having a donation jar for spare change at your booth is an easy way to support this program and girls can earn a special anniversary patch for participating. In celebration of our tenth anniversary, we hope to send 100,000 boxes to troops this year. Help make this mission possible!

Patches, troop trips, and polar bears… Oh My!

Girl Scouts can earn these rewards and recognitions and more in the 2015 Cookie Sale. Well, not a real polar bear of course, but a pretty cute stuff animal. Or perhaps they’ll get a chance to see a real polar bear in during a troop trip to the NC Zoo in Asheboro paid for by cookie proceeds! In addition, Girl Scouts who sell 500 boxes can choose from Superstar Destinations and earn admission tickets to amusement and water parks, gift cards to favorite restaurants, or “Cookie Dough” which can be used to pay for a week at summer camp.

They’re not only tasty. Selling Girl Scout Cookies is FUN!

From setting goals to decorating a wagon or a troop parent’s car for Walkabout Week, preparing and participating in the Cookie Sale is fun! Girls love decorating signs, making posters and other promotional items for the sale. This year’s Bling Your Booth contest has gone national and boasts a $500 cash prize. And taking some time to enjoy a cookie or two during the sale is always fun. Milk and Girl Scout cookies makes everyone smile.

Follow the fun and join the Girl Scout cookie experience today. Visit our Cookies page to learn more. And for all those experienced sellers out there, be sure to check out our new cookie resources and let us know what your favorite thing is about the Girl Scout Cookie Sale program!

 

 

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Hard Work Pays Off: My Week in Hollywood!

November 18, 2014

By: Juliana M., Girl Scout Senior – Troop #49

Thanks to Girl Scouts-NC Coastal Pines and my amazing parents I spent a week in Los Angeles this summer at the Hollywood Dreamin’ Girl Scouts’ destinations program. This was a program for Girl Scouts interested in filmmaking. In one week we put together a short film AND made friends for a lifetime!

Day 1 Arrival:

I flew by myself for the first time from RDU to LAX. I was feeling many different emotions. I felt nervous, yet so excited. After a short flight across the country, I landed in LAX. I got off the plane and navigated myself around pretty easily. Soon after I landed I found my instructors. They were so welcoming and incredibly nice! After a couple of hours all the girls had arrived. We all got along so well and I could tell this was going to be the best week of my life!

Day 2 Studio Tour:

Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines Girl Scout takes a movie studio tourWe woke up bright and early with an exciting day ahead – a tour of Warner Brothers Studio! We couldn’t contain our excitement as we piled into two cars and headed out. This was my favorite day because not only did we visit the sets of Ellen DeGeneres, The Fosters, F.R.I.E.N.D.S and more. I also got to know the girls a lot better. We had so much fun visiting and taking picture on the sets!

Day 3/4/5 Write it, Film it, and Edit it:

Girl Scouts - NC Coastal Pines Girl Scout filming a sceneThese three days were busy, busy, busy! We had to write our script, shop for the props, and film in just two days. We all worked together so well and worked so hard! The filming day was jam-packed. We met the amazing actors, set up the props and started to film. Eleven hours later we were finally finished! After a nice sleep, Day 5 came around and we had to edit the whole day. It took such a long time, but it paid of in the end. Later that night we got together with popcorn and premiered our two movies. They were both so amazing and we were so proud. Hard work pays off.

Day 6 Saying Goodbye:

This day had to be the hardest day of them all. We had become so close and saying goodbye was difficult! We all left LAX at different times so we got up bright and early to say goodbye. I made so many amazing friends this trip and plan on visiting some of them soon. Thanks, Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines for making my Hollywood dream happen.

If you are looking for a great travel experience, a Girl Scout destinations program may be the trip for you!

Click here to learn more about travel opportunities with our council and beyond!

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