RALEIGH — North Carolina Coastal Pines recently announced that Keana Dowless of Bladenboro is the top seller in Bladen County for the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program.
Dowless sold 2393 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the annual cookie program that ended in March, while Peyton Burney of Bladenboro placed second with 711 boxes sold. The 2018 Cookie Program was held Jan. 1through– March 4.
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.
“The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the perfect opportunity for girls to develop important skills that they will use throughout their life while raising funds to support future leadership endeavors with Girl Scouts.” said Kelly Griffin, product sales director, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “All of the girls that participated in the 2018 program made their own unique contribution, making them entrepreneurs in the largest girl-led business in the world, and we could not be more proud of them. We are excited to honor and celebrate the leaders of this year’s Cookie Program.”
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines sold more than 3.1 million boxes of cookies with approximately 12,750 Girl Scouts participating in the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program.