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Girl Scouts Named Overall Council Top Sellers for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is pleased to announce that Emily Guidry of Hope Mills, NC, Ruth Lahl of Fayetteville, NC, and Madeline Fischer of Leland, NC have been named the council’s top sellers for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Guidry, who came in first across the council’s 41 counties, sold 5,131 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the annual cookie program that ended in March. Lahl placed second with 5,033 boxes sold and Fischer placed third with 5,005 boxes sold. The 2017 Cookie Program was held January 14 – March 5, 2017.

Participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program is a long-held and cherished tradition for girls, with recognition as a top cookie seller a coveted honor. Being named a top seller goes beyond what’s in the box as it highlights a girl’s determination to set and achieve goals, develop business and financial literacy skills, and enhance their entrepreneurial spirit. This recognition also demonstrates a girl’s mastery of the five skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics as she runs her very own cookie business.

And with 2017 marking 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies, girls continue to use the power of the cookie to help build everyday leaders who make the world a better place.

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines sold over 3.3 million boxes of cookies with approximately 12,750 Girl Scouts participating in the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Approximately 2,400 girls sold more than 400 boxes of cookies each. Additionally, 320 girls sold more than 1,000 boxes each. Council-wide the average number of boxes sold per girl was 261. Nationally the average number of boxes sold by Girl Scouts is approximately 150.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program supports girls in achieving the goals they set for program activities, community service projects and philanthropy, and ensures all girls are afforded access to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. For over 100 years, the Girl Scout Cookie Program has also provided life changing leadership opportunities for every G.I.R.L (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader). The 2017 Cookie Program also saw the unveiling of the newest addition to the Girl Scout cookie lineup: the S’mores Cookie. Demand for the new cookie surpassed expectations and allowed Girl Scouts to share their love of this campfire-inspired treat with members of their local community.

The top sellers will joined Chief Executive Officer Lisa Jones for a celebratory luncheon. Jones presented each girl with a 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program trophy at the event.

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