Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Cookie Blitz with TowneBank

Dawn Glynn, President and Regional Executive Officer with
Morgan Davis, President and Chief Banking Officer
Thanks to TowneBank, the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program season has had a super rocket launch! Not only has TowneBank supported the 2017 Cookie Kick Off held mid-November for girls, they are sponsoring this week’s Cookie Blitz. Throughout the week, GSCCC CEO Tracy Keller and select staff will be “cookie blitzing” donors, community leaders and friends, offering them a chance to sample and tell us what they think about the new Girl Scout Cookie - the S’mores cookie! The actual door-to-door, order-taking visits made by girls in neighborhoods begins Saturday, January 7.

TowneBank President and Chief Banking Officer Morgan Davis was on hand today at the bank’s headquarters in Suffolk to taste a Girl Scout S’mores cookie. He gives it a thumbs up!

Dawn Glynn with Jerry Kent, TowneBank Senior Vice President
of Private Banking
This year is a perfect time to have a cookie blitz because 2017 marks the 100th year of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts. In 1917, the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project. Becoming more than a bake sale, the program has evolved into a highly recognized financial literacy and entrepreneurship program for girls that teaches them five essential skills – goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. There’s quite a bit of history when it comes to Girl Scout Cookies!

Nationally, nearly 1 million Girl Scouts participate in the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program – nearly 10,000 of those right here at Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast! Proceeds help fund troop activities, unique programs that girls may not get elsewhere, support the training of adult volunteers, and help maintain camp properties. We’re looking forward to a successful cookie season in 2017. We know it will be a whole lot sweeter for our girls, thanks to our TowneBank friends!