St. Pauls’ Edge takes # 1 in Girl Scout cookie sale
June 5 — ST. PAULS – Chloe Edge of St. Pauls has been named Robeson County’s best seller for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program, making her her eighth time at the top.
Edge sold 2,346 boxes of Girl Scout cookies during the annual cookie program that began in January and ended in March. Teagan Hunt of St. Pauls was second with 2,316 boxes sold and Khloe Brown of Parkton was third with 759 boxes sold. The top three sellers all represent Troop 3588, based in St. Pauls.
Participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program has a long tradition for girls, and being recognized as a top cookie seller is a coveted honor. Being named One of the Best Sellers goes beyond what’s in the box, as it highlights a girl’s determination to set and achieve goals, develop business and financial skills, and strengthen her mind. business. This recognition also demonstrates a girl’s mastery of five skills – goal setting, decision making, money management, relationship skills, and business ethics – as she runs her own cookie business.
This year has posed new challenges due to COVID-19 precautions, and Girl Scout bestsellers have persevered to innovate new ways to reach customers.
“This year, we focused on providing girls with opportunities to develop important skills and earn benefits for their troops while staying safe during the pandemic,” said Kelly Griffin, Director of Product Sales. , Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program was like no other, and our top sellers took on new challenges to meet their goals while providing moments of joy to fellow Girl Scouts and cookie customers.”
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines has sold over 2 million boxes of cookies with approximately 6,800 Girl Scouts participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program 2021. Over 1,500 girls have sold over 400 boxes of cookies each. In addition, 322 girls sold over 1,000 boxes each.
At the council level, the average number of boxes sold per girl was 300. Nationally, the average number of boxes sold by Girl Scouts is around 165. This year, girls across the council have collected donations to send 50,232 boxes of cookies to the men and women proudly serving our country. via the Cookie Drop operation. This culminates with over one million boxes delivered as part of this board-wide service project since its inception in 2005.
Joining the Robeson Girl Scouts, the board’s overall bestsellers are Allison Bundle, Jayleena Gilmore and Haley Emmett. Bundle, of Onslow County, ranked first selling 7,100 boxes. Gilmore of Craven County was second with 6,500 boxes and Emmett of Harnett County was third with 5,834 boxes.
“I learned through the Girl Scout Cookie Program how to run a business, promote my product, interact with people and be successful,” Bundle said. “My troop plans to use our proceeds for a trip to Dollywood, badges and Girl Scout activities, and to help fund our Gold Award projects.”
For more information on the Girl Scouts Cookie Program, visit their website at www.ncccoastalpines.org.