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Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2016

Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines will join councils across the country this February 26 through 28 to participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2016, celebrating all of the fun and excitement Girl Scouts have had selling cookies for nearly a century. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls from central and eastern North Carolina a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and door-to-door sales throughout the Council’s 41-country footprint.

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend gives Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines an opportunity to highlight some of their most creative and successful cookie entrepreneurs and how their cookie earnings benefit the surrounding community. During Girl Scout Cookie season, each amazing young #cookieboss is not only selling delicious cookies; she’s also building essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—the “5 Skills” of the cookie program. And the more cookies girls sell, the more money they have to invest in community service projects and learning experiences, like travel opportunities.

“The Girl Scout Cookie Program is about more than cookies,” said Lisa Jones, CEO of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “It teaches girls basic business skills and instills a lifelong sense of civic responsibility that creates leaders. At Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines we have so many amazing girls doing positive things with their cookie earnings. We can’t wait for National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend and to celebrate our girls and help them meet their cookie-selling goals for the year!”

One hundred percent of the net revenue raised through Girl Scout Cookie sales in the 41-county area 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’re making an important investment in their communities.

“National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is one of the most exciting occasions 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 prepare the next generation of female leaders. Beyond just benefiting girls, the cookie program has a positive impact on the communities around them, as it makes girls aware of important issues and gives them the means and inspiration to take action. For nearly a century, selling cookies has been one of the most powerful and successful tools in transforming girls into leaders who make a positive impact on their communities.”

During this year’s Cookie Weekend, hungry cookie customers will be able to get their hands on classic cookies, like Thin Mints and Caramel DeLites, as well as our newest varieties, Trios and Cranberry Citrus Crisps, which made their debut last year. The Trios variety is a gluten-free peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal cookies, while the Cranberry Citrus Crisps is a whole grain cookie with cranberry bits and a tangy citrus flavor.

So join in the fun of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2016 and find cookies near you!