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Girl Scouts use proceeds from Girl Scout Cookie Program to visit Europe


Girl Scouts takes girls on some amazing adventures from their first overnight field trip at the science museum to setting up their own camping gear and sleeping under the stars. At every age, Girls Scouts get the opportunity to travel and embrace new cultures and adventures alongside some of their closest friends.

And that’s exactly what local Wake County Girl Scout troop #766 did.

Over the last 100 years, Girl Scouts have been using the power of the cookie to help build their leadership experiences and make the world a better place. By using proceeds from Girl Scout Cookie Program and Fall Product Program, troop #766 was able to support their adventures while broadening their experiences and opportunities. 

Over the years, Girl Scout troop #766 had many conversations on the vast possibilities that Girl Scouts offers them. As they continued these conversations, they soon realized that their goals were only limited by their own imagination and they could accomplish anything they desired with the support of their Girl Scout family. 

The troop sought out many adventures including trips to Savannah, Earthshine Mountain Lodge, Atlanta, Washington D.C., a road trip through Virginia, camping on the North Carolina coast, and more. They even celebrated an important milestone in New York City to solidify their sisterhood before beginning high school.

Through hard work and much needed planning, the girls set a long-term goal to go on European tour before they graduated from high school. The girls developed and set goals for themselves during the Girl Scout Cookie Program and Fall Product Program – both financial literacy programs - and were able to carry out their goals to raise enough funds to support their 12-day tour of Switzerland and Italy. 

“Girl Scouts played a huge role in making this experience possible,” said Girl Scout Ambassador Mai Le. “I've been blessed to have amazing leaders that constantly provide support for all of our dreams. My troop had dreamed about taking a trip like this since before I can remember. Learning about the world centers and the opportunities Girl Scouts had given to other troops really inspired and motivated me to be able to do the same!”

“The experiences they have had will take them into adulthood in a family that will be an amazing support system as they begin college and their adult lives,” said Michelle. “They have gained experiences necessary to be strong leaders as they move out into the work force. They are also passionate supporters of what the overall Girl Scout journey can offer.” 

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines provides opportunities for all girls to explore their potential through programming, activities, trips, events, and more! To learn more about Girl Scouts or to find a local troop near you, visit www.nccoastalpines.org.