Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines announced today, due to the recent inclement weather experienced across its 41 county region, it will be extending its 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program through Sunday, March 8th. Having kicked off on January 17, this year’s sale was set to come to a close on March 1.
“We are optimistic the additional week will bring warmer temperatures and better conditions for our Girl Scouts hosting cookie booths. We want to ensure our Girl Scouts have every opportunity to sell the cookies they have so that they can achieve their goals,” said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer at Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines.
The Girl Scout Cookie sale is about much more than cookies. At its heart, this almost 100-year old fundraiser is focused on financial literacy, leadership development and community engagement. Girl Scouts and volunteers work hard during the sale to learn and develop the 5 Skills of the Cookie Program - goal setting, money management, teamwork, business ethics and people skills.
Cookie money helps Girl Scouts and their troop do like going to Girl Scout camp, taking a trip abroad with their troop, and even giving back to their communities. When customers purchase a box of cookies, they are supporting girls develop critical life and leadership skills all while helping to provide...