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Cookie Sales Go Digital!

January 6, 2015

By Krista Park, Communications & PR Director

This year, the largest girl-led business in the world is getting BIGGER! Digital Cookie has arrived! With this exciting new expansion of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls will now be able to sell cookies in a virtual space.

Digital Cookie elevates all elements of the Girl Scout Cookie Program into the digital sphere, expanding the reach of a girl’s cookie business, enhancing her learning experience, and maintaining her personal connection with customers. Girls will learn about the world of e-commerce and digital money management while gaining the same values, ideals, and core skills that the traditional face-to-face program offers.

Utilizing the online COCO Cookie Command Center, Girl Scouts can create a customized, web-based business center to set and track goals, manage cookie activities online, and accept orders through the new COCOdirect platform. Girls will be able to send an eCard to friends and family that includes a secure link for online orders, making it easier than ever to be a part of the world’s largest girl-led business.

For sales made through COCOdirect, there’s NO money collection and NO hand delivery! Customers who buy cookies online will be able to have their order processed, paid for, and confirmed right in front of their eyes. They will be able to choose form a variety of packaging sizes including an eight-pack sampler, a half dozen, or a dozen of any one variety. And for a limited time only, customers will be able to order this year’s new Gluten-free Trios Cookie.

The best part, Digital Cookie is easy for girls to use. COCO is a great tool to support Girl Scouts and their leadership development. Encourage your Girl Scout to set up an account in COCO this year. She’ll be excited to set her goals, track her progress, and cheer along her troop online. Take a tour of COCO with your Girl Scout today!

And for those girls and troops on-the-go, download the COCOmobile app to use COCOdirect on your smartphone or tablet. Send e-cards and check orders from anywhere this cookie season!

Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines’ 2015 Cookie Sale program kicks off on Saturday, January 17 and runs through Sunday, March 1. Visit our Cookies page to learn more about this year’s sale. 

What Girl Scout Cookie you are most excited to buy online this year?

 

 

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Costa Rican Adventure

December 18, 2014

By: Alyssa H., Girl Scout Ambassador-Troop 1584

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Over the summer I had the opportunity to be involved in a Girl Scout destinations trip to Costa Rica. It was a truly life-changing experience that opened my eyes to different cultures and also allowed me to look into myself and to become a better leader. Describing this trip in just one blog entry would be impossible, but I will do my best to explain a few of the highlights.

Friendships: I went to Costa Rica knowing nobody, but by the end of the trip I felt like I had known the girls on my trip my whole life. It was amazing how quickly we bonded and grew close to each other. We still text and send mail to each other to keep in touch.

Adventure: From admiring a new landscape to surfing and white-water rafting, adventure was truly present throughout the whole trip. The views were incredible, and being able to participate in high adventure activities in such a different environment than I was used to really allowed me to experience adventure at a whole different level. I really loved how I went there not having any surfing experience whatsoever, and was able to learn how to surf and actually get up on the board by the first day of surfing.

Leadership: During this trip we were able to experience leadership by being in charge for a day, as well as learn about how to become a better leader through learning sessions that we had all throughout the trip.

Service to the Community: One day on this trip we were able to walk to a local school and serve the kids and teachers there by painting their school buildings. Watching the joy on the students faces as we painted and the experience of playing with them afterwards gave me so much joy and once again showed me the reason why I serve others.

Memories: So many activities led to an abundance of memories that I will never forget. From developing new life-long friends to exploring a whole new landscape and culture, this trip will never be forgotten.

To learn more about what travel experiences are available to girls, contact Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines Program Director Neph Bailey at nbailey@nccoastalpines.org.

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