Feb 23, 2017


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 23, 2017) – As the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council approaches National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb. 24-26, cookie mania throughout the council’s eight North Carolina and South Carolina counties are at an all-time high with booth, digital and door-to-door sales in full swing.

The annual weekend celebration brings awareness to the important work of the nonprofit and is an opportunity for young female entrepreneurs to demonstrate their cookie-selling skills.

Until March 10, Girl Scouts will be exercising their business skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics while selling the classic flavors as well as the new S’mores cookie (while supplies last) at retail stores, grocery stores and other local businesses. To locate a booth nearby, visit the Girl Scouts’ cookie locator at

“The Girl Scouts cookie program is shaping the leaders of tomorrow,” said Angela Woods, CEO of the Hornets’ Nest Council. “That’s what National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is all about. It’s celebrating the small and big milestones in developing a girl’s courage, confidence and character through the sale of cookies that has been loved for generations.”

To join in the celebration, mayoral proclamations in Albemarle, Charlotte, Concord, Monroe, Rock Hill, Salisbury, Troy and Wadesboro were issued proclaiming Feb. 24-26 “Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council Cookie Weekend.” Local Girl Scouts joined the mayor for a photo opportunity throughout the week.

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About Girl Scouts:
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 2.3 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and build courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council serves 17,000 girls and adults in eight North Carolina and South Carolina counties including Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Union and York. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @GSHNC and Pinterest.

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