Archive for the ‘Cookies’ Category


Mission Delivery: Operation Cookie Drop

January 21, 2016
Reagan and a fellow Girl Scout during last year's Cookie Sale

Reagan and a fellow Girl Scout during last year’s Cookie Sale

By Krista Park, Communications & PR Director

Everything girls do in Girl Scouts is designed to help them become leaders of tomorrow. Honoring leaders of today, like our military personnel, is part of how Girl Scouts can learn about and build their own leadership skills. With these leaders in mind, Girl Scouts collect donations each year when selling Girl Scout Cookies so that they can send a “taste of home” to troops serving miles away from home.

Over the last ten years, Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines has donated nearly 800,000 boxes of cookies to our military men and women the Operation Cookie Drop. This program is an important ingredient of our Girl Scout Cookie Sale and is a council-wide community service project for our Girl Scouts.

Delivering a sweet taste of home to deployed military personnel can be as easy a donation jar for spare change and creating fun posters talking about Operation Cookie Drop for cookie booths. Another great tip comes from Girl Scout Reagan H. of Albertson:

“I create a letter each year to send to family, friends and local businesses. In the letter, I explain the Operation Cookie Drop program and talk about my sales goals. I usually include a picture of myself from a past cookie booth. I love the Operation Cookie Drop program because it provides a way for me to support our local military heroes.”

During the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program, Reagan collected enough donations to contribute 569 boxes of cookies to Operation Cookie Drop. Yay, Reagan! With Operation Cookie Drop, girls Like Reagan learn the importance of giving back to their community and—in some small way—thank our military personnel.

Donating to Operation Cookies Drop is a Win-Win! Not only do you support our military, but your donation contributes to a Girl Scout’s overall sale proceeds. This is also a great way for customers with dietary restrictions to support Girl Scouts in their neighborhoods. If you can’t eat ‘em, treat ‘em!

So this year, be sure to support Operation Cookie Drop and say “Thank You” to all who serve.


Bling That Booth – 2016 Girl Scout Cookie Sale

January 11, 2016

Bling Your Booth

By Amy Vitale, Product Sales Manager

Girl Scout Cookie Season is here!  We are in the business of selling awesomeness at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines, and from January 16 – March 6, girls have the opportunity to be part of the largest girl-led business in the world.

And this year, we have made it easier and more exciting for troops to get out there and host a cookie booth. Our very own Girl Scout Troop #3301 came together to share how they build and bling their cookie booth, make sales, and celebrate their success.  Check out how awesome they are – cookie costumes included! Awesome Troop Cookie Booth Training Video

Another great resource is our 2016 Cookie Booth Reference Guide full of great information on hosting a safe and successful cookie booth. Plus, you’ll find tips for securing high traffic booth locations near you. With screen shots to help you through the process, this guide is packed with all the facts you need to secure a booth online in Snap+!

Ready to take your troop’s cookie booth to the next level? Join our Bling Your Booth contest sponsored by Girl Scouts of the USA for a chance to win $250! Check out this video for all the contest details.

We hope you and your girls have a great Cookie Sale. Most of all have a great time together, and have fun blinging out your cookie booth!

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