Wayne County Girl Scout sells 3,100 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is pleased to announce that Hailey W. of Albertson, N.C., is the overall top seller for the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Sale program.  Hailey sold 3,100 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the annual cookie sale that ended in March.  Xena G. of Cary, N.C., placed second with 3,041 boxes sold and Taylor W. of Knightdale, N.C., placed third with 2,800 boxes sold.

These top-selling Girl Scouts will join the Girl Scout Council’s Chief Executive Officer Lisa Jones on Saturday, June 1, for a celebratory luncheon on the Bicentennial Terrace of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.  Jones will present each girl with a 2013 Cookie Sale trophy at the event

“Girl Scouts works to support girls’ health, wellness and leadership development and is the nation’s premier financial literacy program for girls,” said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines.  “We are excited to honor and celebrate the leaders of this year’s cookie program and proud of all the Girl Scouts who helped make the sale such a success.”  

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines sold over 3 million boxes of cookies with approximately 13,000 Girl Scouts participating in the 2013 Cookie Sale Program.  Approximately 1,700 girls sold more than 400 boxes of cookies each.  Additionally, 259 girls sold more than 1,000 boxes each.  Council-wide the average number of boxes sold per girl was 225.  Nationally the average number of boxes sold by Girl Scouts is 135.

The Girl Scout Cookie Sale program helps to support 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 program. For nearly 100 years, it has also helped girls develop essential skills they can use throughout their life.

“Not only are they having fun selling cookies, they are learning how to set and achieve goals, manage money, work as a team, make sound decisions and provide great customer service,” added Jones.

The Girl Scouts organization works to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  In addition to supporting their individual troops, all girls know that they are also supporting Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines and its many programs for girls across its 41-county region in central and eastern North Carolina.

 

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