Chatham County Girl Scouts named local top sellers for 2017 Girl Scout Cookie program – North Carolina News

Chatham County Girl Scouts named local top sellers for 2017 Girl Scout Cookie program –  North Carolina News


Raleigh, NC – Girl Scouts of North Carolina Coastal Pines is pleased to announce that Charley Howard of Pittsboro, NC is the area top seller for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Howard sold 1,198 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies in the annual cookie program that ended in March. Kameron Gooch-Degraffenreidt of Siler City, NC placed second with 1,138 boxes sold and Meredith Reese of Pittsboro, NC placed third with 1,093 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.

“Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls fund unique leadership experiences that helps them become bold and courageous young women who make the world a better place,” said Kelly Griffin, product sales director, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “Girls not only have a blast decorating cookie booths and selling alongside friends, they also learn real world skills that…

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