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“Dive In” to the 2014 Fall Sale

September 9, 2014

By Amy Vitale, Product Sales Manager

Girl Scouts - NC Coastal Pines Fall Sale

Our “Be Active! Dive In!” Fall Product sale here at Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines kicks off on Friday, October 3.  Troops and individual Girl Scouts can sell magazine subscriptions (new and renewals) and nuts and candy to earn money for their Girl Scout experience.  This year, our online store will also feature Ashdon Farm’s full line of nuts and candies.

Not ready to Dive In yet? Here are ten reasons that may help you take the plunge:

  1. Recharge your Troop Bank Account! An average troop earns $200 in proceeds during the 3 weeks of Fall Sale. Troops who participate will have money in the bank by the end of October.
  2. Area Bonus Money! Local areas can earn up to 5% of their total sales. Several areas have received over $1000 on top of what their troops earned. This extra cash can help pay for rallies, popup tents for cookie booths, and end of the year banquets.
  3. New Photo Keepsakes! This year’s sale offers a great way to help people share their memories with personalized photo keepsakes like photobooks, holiday cards, and calendars using the photos they have stored on computers, mobile devices, Facebook and Instagram.
  4. Warm Up for the Cookie Sale! The Fall Sale is a great opportunity to teach new Girl Scouts how to manage a product sale on a smaller scale than the Cookie Sale. For our seasoned Girl Scouts, it is a great way to get them excited for Cookies!
  5. Support Local! The holidays are right around the corner and why not support the Girl Scouts in your troop and council by shopping with them. Magazine subscriptions and the yummy nuts and candy have always made great holiday gifts plus our new Keepsake Photo items make great personalized gifts.
  6. Support the Troops! Treats for Troops is in its fourth year and we have already sent 7,000 treats to our military troops. Let’s continue to show our support and send even more treats from home.
  7. Recognitions! Not only can girls earn cumulative recognitions like our adorable plush otters, Cashew and Peanut, but also Top Seller medals, Journey Books, and gift cards to their favorite restaurants.
  8. Patches! Sell 3 magazines/Photo Keepsake items and 10 nut or candy items to receive three interlocking patches. 5 Treats for Troops sales earns a patch. And another patch can be earned just be sending 12 email invitations to shop your online store. How easy is that?
  9. The 5 Skills! The Fall Sale is part of our Financial Literacy Program in Girl Scouts. Give your girls a brighter future by providing them opportunities to set goals, make decision, manage money, interact with customers, and learn business ethics.
  10. Get a Free Troop Photo Yearbook! All Girl Scout Troops that have 30% or more of their registered girls participating in the Fall Sale, will receive a certificate for a FREE photobook. Have fun with your girls as you create your own Troop Yearbook!

With so many reasons to support the Fall Sale, how could you not? Visit our Fall Sale page on our website or email fallsale@nccaostalpines.org to get started. We look forward to your support!

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Top Seller supports our Military

July 1, 2014

Amy Vitale – Product Sales Manager

Taylor - Girl Scouts - NC Coastal PinesAt the end of every Cookie Sale, our department calculates all kinds of statistics – how many boxes were sold? How many girls participated? What was the most popular variety? And of course, which Girl Scouts lead area and council sales?

This year, a new number jumped out during our calculations – $2,565.50 to be exact.  That is the amount of donations that Taylor W., a member of Girl Scout Cadette Troop #877, collected for Operation Cookie Drop.  That’s enough to purchase 733 boxes of cookies! This is almost an 100% increase over the amount she collected last year, and a 50% increase above last year’s top seller for this donation program.

Congratulations, Taylor!  We are so impressed by her leadership.  As her grandmother said to me,“I am so very proud of her.” And so are we! Taylor received a beautiful plaque honoring her achievement.

Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines is in our tenth year of Operation Cookie Drop. In our first year, donations helped purchase 45,000 boxes, and over the last ten years we have shipped almost 700,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to our military! Following the 2014 sale, cookies were delivered to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, Cherry Point in Havelock, Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, NCPacks4Patriots in Ayden, Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, and both the USO of NC at RDU airport and in Jacksonville.

Operation Cookie Drop - Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines“Nothing says home more than the taste of Girl Scout cookies. We all grew up waiting for cookie sales time, and everyone has our favorite cookies. To have that taste of home, that walk down memory lane to a happy time, means the world to our troops. But most of all, our troops know that they are not forgotten, and their country still appreciates their service, and thinks of them,” said Barbara Whitehead, director of NCPacks4Patriots.

Maj. Gen. Robert Hedelund, commanding general of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing based at Cherry Point, added, “They’ve joined the Marine Corps. They get moved all over the country, and if they come to a place like Cherry Point and the greater Havelock area, they really feel that community reach out and touch them, even through cookies. It’s something that they’ll never forget, so we appreciate it.”

These sentiments are exactly why Girl Scouts works so hard for the Operation Cookie Drop program.  It provides girls and the community the opportunity to support our military, many of whom are part of our Girl Scout family.

Congratulations to Taylor for your top selling sales and all of the Girl Scouts in our council who helped make this year’s program such a success!

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