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Local Cookie Rallies Help Kick Off the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program

The Girl Scouts - North Carolina Pines Cookie Sale runs January 17 through March 1, 2015

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time and Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines kicks off its 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Sale program on Saturday, January 17.

The Girl Scout Cookie Sale program, which is the organization’s largest fundraiser, is a true financial literacy program helping girls learn skills to be leaders in business and sales, manage their finances, and gain self-sufficiency and confidence handling money. This year marks the 98th year of the program and girls will be selling cookies door to door, at booths, and online through Digital Cookie – the first national platform enabling girls to sell cookies through personalized cookie websites. 

“When customers purchase a box of Girl Scout Cookies, they are supporting a program helping girls grow into leaders in their own life, in business, and in their communities,” said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer at Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “We are very excited about the new digital cookie experience and can’t wait for girls to have fun while learning 21st-century skills.”

This year’s sale brings with it another new cookie – Trios®. Made with real chocolate chips, real peanut butter and certified gluten free whole grain oats, Trios® will be sold this year as part of a gluten free cookie pilot. Priced at $3.50 per box, the long-time favorites of the program include Thin Mints®, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich,  Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lots®, Caramel deLites® and Lemonadesä. The gluten-free Trios® are priced at $5.00 per box.

Beginning Friday, January 24, Girl Scout troops will be selling cookies at booths set up in areas such as retail stores and shopping centers. This will be also be the fourth year many customers will be able to use their credit card when they buy cookies at the booths, thanks to a continued partnership with Sage Mobile Payment.  The Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines’ Cookie Program will run through Saturday, March 1.

Everything girls do in Girl Scouting is designed to help them grow into women of courage, confidence and character. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world and teaches girls essential skills to succeed personally and professionally, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. These five skills are important ingredients in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. To find a cookie booth near you, click here.