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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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3 Ways You Can Make A Difference On #GivingTuesday

November 20, 2014

By Emily Hill, Director of Individual Giving

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Did you know that Tuesday, December 2, 2014, is #GivingTuesday – a global initiative dedicated to giving back? It’s true! Each year, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give back.

We are thrilled to announce that this is the first year that Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pines is participating in this cool event! We think it’s an exciting opportunity to showcase that here at Girl Scouts, every day is #GivingTuesday.

As a Girl Scout —or loved one of a Girl Scout—you know that everyday our girls are building courage, confidence and character so they can give back and make the world a better place. The principals of #GivingTuesday are found right in our Girl Scout Promise and Law! So when we heard about #GivingTuesday, we jumped at the chance to be a part of this global celebration of a new tradition of generosity! Won’t you join us?

There are so many ways you – and your troop – can get involved:

  • Share the giving spirit! Plan a Girl Scout service project for your school or community – and share with others the great way it feels to give back! And when you’re done, upload your #unselfie to Facebook or Twitter and share what you did on #GivingTuesday. Or share how you gave back this year, and we’ll retweet it on December 2nd.
  • Follow! Tweet! Post! We’ll be all over our social platforms that day, sharing the giving spirit of our girls. Join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and get your family, friends, and fellow Girl Scouts in on the action! You can even help Girl Scouts win $10,000 in funding through the #GSKImpact Award! The more retweets we get that day, the more likely we are to win the award, which will support our new program vehicle.
  • Invest in girls! Nonprofit organizations like Girl Scouts rely on the generous investment of our community members. Join the individuals, local business, and foundations that believe in our mission of building our girls into strong leaders and citizens by making your tax-deductible donation on December 2. Your gift to Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pines on #GivingTuesday means our girls can keep giving back all year long. Make your gift by clicking here.

No matter what way you participate on #GivingTuesday, be sure to speak up about it! Tell everyone why you support our #GivingTuesday campaign. Ask your friends to join you in this day of giving. With hundreds of service projects across 41 counties in central and eastern North Carolina, Girl Scouts are making a difference every day in our community. On December 2, help us spread this message.

#GivingTuesday? Not even close! #GirlScoutsGiveEveryday!!!

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