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 the many opportunities and programs made available for girls in Girl Scouting.
One hundred percent of the net revenue raised through Girl Scout Cookie sales in the council’s 41-county territory stays with Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines and its troops, so customers who purchase Girl Scout Cookies are not only getting a delicious treat—they are also making an important investment in their communities.
“We want to thank our customers and our communities for their continued support of this time-honored fundraiser here at Girls Scouts. Their donation helps to yield a powerful return – confident girls who will be tomorrow’s leaders,” added Jones.
Through Sunday, March 8, thousands of Girl Scouts will be stationed at various cookie booth locations throughout the Council’s 41-central and eastern county jurisdiction. To find Girl Scouts selling near you, visit www.nccoastalpines.org or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free for your iOS or Android phone or mobile device