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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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Treats and Trophies for Top-Selling Girl Scouts

June 17, 2014

By Kelly Griffin, Product Sales Director

Drum roll please….. We have a new record!  During the 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Sale, our top three sellers each sold at least 4,000 boxes of cookies.  Wow, Girl Scouts! Way to go!

2014Top_SellersGirl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines celebrated these top-selling Girl Scouts on Saturday, May 31, at Imagination Station in Wilson, NC.  Girls and their families gathered for a catered luncheon with council CEO Lisa Jones, and then enjoyed an afternoon of fun exploring the museum.

Xena G. from Cary, NC, placed first selling 4,750 boxes of cookies! Xena joined the Girl Scouts in 2006 and was our number two top seller in 2013.  In just one year, she increased her sales from 3,041 to 4,750 boxes; a 56% increase overall! She also led the council in the 2013 Fall Product Sale as our top two seller. Xena is a member of Girl Scout Cadette Troop #15 and is planning a trip to Australia and New Zealand in 2015 with the travel-based Girl Troop #7000.

Our Second Place seller is Girl Scout Brownie Emerson F. from Winterville, NC, with 4,005 boxes sold! She was the top seller in Pitt County during the 2013 sale and had her eye on being the top seller in the council for 2014. Once you meet Emerson, there’s no doubting her ability to reach a goal.  As her mother says, “She has no fear when it comes to selling cookies.” She is a future entrepreneur!

Trailing second place by only five boxes, Antonina Q. from Fayetteville, NC, is top seller number three.  Nina had an amazing increase during this year’s sale jumping to 4,000 boxes from 1,226 boxes in 2013; a 226% increase. What an amazing leap in sales!  Nina is a member of Girl Scout Troop #888 and has been involved with Girl Scouts since 2008.

Also honored at the event was Taylor W., top seller for Operation Cookie Drop.  Taylor sold the most for the council’s military support program of any Girl Scout this year at 733 boxes; an almost 100% increase in her sales for this program, and a 50% increase over last year’s record for Operation Cookie Drop. Needless to say we were blown away and wanted to honor her! And to add to her success, she placed fourth overall during this 2014 sale, with 3,803 boxes sold.

Congratulations to all of this year’s top sellers.  Way to go, Girl Scouts!

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