Not only is February 27 through March 1 National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, it is also the last chance to get hands on that favorite Girl Scout Cookie.
Sunday, March 1, marks the end of the 2015 Girl Scout – North Carolina Coastal Pines’ cookie sale. But don’t fret! Thousands of Girl Scouts will be stationed at various cookie booth locations over the weekend throughout the Council’s 41-central and eastern county jurisdiction.
February 27 through March 1 also marks the third annual National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. The weekend aims to highlight some of its most innovative and successful cookie entrepreneurs and what they plan on doing with their cookie money to benefit their communities.
Through the cookie program’s “5 Skills,” each amazing young #cookieboss develops creative and resourceful ways to sell cookies. And the more cookies girls sell, the more money they have to invest in community service projects, learning experiences, and travel opportunities.
“Girl Scout Cookies are about so much more than a tasty treat,” said Lisa Jones, CEO of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “They are about teaching girls basic business skills and instilling a lifelong sense of civic responsibility that creates leaders. At Girl Scouts, we have so many amazing girls doing positive things with their cookie money, like taking educational trips and expanding their horizons to purchasing supplies for a local animal shelter in need. During National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend we plan on celebrating these stories while helping girls meet their cookie goals for this year.”
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.
“National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is one of the most exciting events on the Girl Scout calendar,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. “It’s our opportunity to speak with one unified voice and tell the story of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, and everything it does to help prepare the next generation of female leaders. To help girls unlock their own leadership potential and realize the difference they can make in this world is at the heart of the Girl Scout mission. For nearly a century, our cookie program has been one of the most powerful and successful tools in transforming girls into leaders who make a positive impact on their communities.”
During National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, hungry cookie customers will have the chance to try Trios®, the new gluten-free cookie making its debut during the 2015 cookie season. Made with real chocolate chips, real peanut butter and certified gluten free whole grain oats, the new Trios® cookie is priced at $5.00 per box.
Legendary classics like Thin Mints®, Peanut Butter Patties, and Caramel deLites® will also be available, so join in the fun during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend and find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you! Visit www.nccoastalpines.org/en/cookies/find-cookies.html or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free for your iOS or Android phone or mobile device.