Give the Gift of Girl Scouting

December 12, 2014

By Emily Hill, Director of Individual Giving

End of Year Giving 2014

What’s the greatest gift you’re giving this holiday? The one that you’re really excited about? The one you can’t wait to see the look on the recipient’s face when they open it? The one you know will delight them, and give you that awesome feeling that generosity brings?

You know that feeling, right?

It’s a kind of glow – a warm feeling. It’s a smile that stretches from the recipient’s face to yours, and a sparkle that comes out in your eyes. It’s the feeling of making someone’s day – or week – or year.

Donors of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines know that feeling too!

December is the time of year when many of our generous supporters make their annual contribution to help our programs remain strong and impactful across our 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties. Each year, our donors give to help us deliver Girl Scout programs that have girls take the lead on special projects for their schools and communities, build lasting friendships, explore science and math, experience nature, and gain valuable life skills. They give to help a girl discover her inner strength, passions, and talents all while having fun!

They give the gift of Girl Scouting. Will you join them?

Your support is crucial to keeping Girl Scouting in our community. In addition to providing outreach programs to under resourced girls, financial aid to Girl Scouts in need, and scholarship opportunities for camp and travel adventures, our Council subsidizes the cost of every Girl Scout’s experience. Sales through the Cookie Program help support our Council programs and help Troops earn money for all their adventures, but cookies can’t do it all. We rely on community members like you to invest in our Girl Scouts through donations – donations of time, talent, and resources.

And these generous feelings don’t stop with your donation! Your investment in girls today means they can give back all year long. Take for instance this year’s Daisy Dozen Troops. Whether they are participating in a local beach clean-up, holding canned food drives, volunteering at the animal shelter, or making sleeping mats for the homeless, these girls commit to “giving back” as a vital part of their Girl Scout experience. (I bet these Troops get that feeling of generosity daily!)

So, this December, please give the gift of Girl Scouting by making a tax-deductible contribution to Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. You can give online, via mail, in any of our Council Shops, or by phone at 800-284-4475.

I know you’ll feel that warm glow when you make your gift to Girl Scouts, and that feeling will be there year long. Because when you see a girl become a leader in her community, remember, your gift helped to get her there!


Join the Business of Selling Awesomeness!

December 9, 2014

By Amy Vitale, Product Sales Manager


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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