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RALEIGH — To further support Girl Scouts and help troops raise funds for the year’s activities, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines announces a one-week extension of its 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program.

The cookie sale began on Jan. 4 and will now run through March 9. The extension will provide more time for Girl Scouts to sell cookies after this winter’s inclement weather kept many troops inside.

“Extending the time of the sale will allow troops to host additional booths if needed, and help girls and troops reach their goals for the 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Sale,” said Leslie Flood, chief business officer at Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines.

Girl Scouts across central and eastern North Carolina are selling 9 varieties of cookies this sale, all of which are trans-fat and cholesterol free. This year, Cranberry Citrus Crisp cookie joins the long-time favorites of the program including the top selling Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lots, Caramel deLites and Lemonades. The price for each box of these cookie varieties is $3.50. Select girls and troops are piloting a new Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookie which sells for $5.00 a box.

For the tenth consecutive year, Girl Scouts are participating in Operation Cookie Drop. Donations, which can be made at any cookie booth location and go towards girl and troop proceeds, will be used to purchase cookies for military personnel. In addition, customers who purchase five or more boxes of Girl Scout cookies in a single purchase can enter their name in a drawing as part of the BUY 5 promotion to win a year’s supply of free Girl Scout cookies from Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. Six winners will be selected and will be announced in April 2014.

Everything girls do in Girl Scouting is designed to help them grow into women of courage, confidence and character. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world and teaches girls essential skills to succeed personally and professionally including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. These five skills are important ingredients in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

There’s still time to support girls! Get your cookies while you can by visiting the Girl Scout Cookie booth locator online at www.nccoastalpines.org to find a booth in your local area or call Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines toll-free at 800-284-4475 for more information.

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines serves nearly 28,000 girl members and 10,000 adult members in 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties. Counties are: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Chatham, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Person, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson. The council’s administrative headquarters is located in Raleigh, with additional program and service centers located in Fayetteville and Goldsboro. For more information on membership or volunteer opportunities, call 800-284-4475 or visit www.nccoastalpines.org.

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