Last year, Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines joined with nearly 160,000 Girl Scouts across the country and experienced a revolutionary update to its iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program: the Digital Cookie™ platform. A first-ever national digital platform for Girl Scouts, Digital Cookie 1.0 gave girls the opportunity to sell cookies via website or mobile app. Bringing twenty-first-century technology to the classic Girl Scout Cookie Program, this initiative was a new step in preparing girls to be leaders in the high-tech, fast-paced, e-commerce world of today.
Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines is excited for its second cookie season using the Digital Cookie mobile application, which lets girls take in-person orders using a unique mobile app, allows for credit card processing and direct shipping, in and directs customers to a transaction-based website where cookies can be purchased.
“We are proud to be championing all of the vital twenty-first-century skills girls are learning through this unique program,” said Lisa Jones, CEO of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “This platform allows us to grow our financial literacy program while remaining true to the core principles taught by our iconic cookie program. Digital Cookie 2.0 expands the tools available to girls to set and monitor their goals, interact with customers, and most of all, to succeed.”
The mobile application will retain its strong presence in the Digital Cookie platform lineup in 2016, ensuring that Girl Scouts can continue to learn vital skills in online money management, m-commerce, and goal tracking, among others. Digital Cookie 2.0 represents a continuing evolution toward one fully immersive online experience—made possible by Dell and Visa and available to all Girl Scout councils in 2017—that will ultimately give Girl Scouts everywhere an opportunity to engage in both web-based and mobile sales.
“We are so proud of the councils who have helped us roll out the Digital Cookie platform, as they are continuing to lay the groundwork upon which we are building and enhancing the mobile sales experience for girls everywhere,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scout of the USA. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines and ensuring we are providing today’s girls with the skills they need to be tomorrow’s leaders.”
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines will begin using the platform at the start of its cookie-selling season on January 16, 2016. For information about the 2016 sale, click here.