Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cookies on Ice

Nearly 400 Girl Scouts took part in Cookies on Ice, an annual celebration of the wrap-up of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, during the Norfolk Admirals final home game of the season on April 8.

Each year at Cookies on Ice, the top cookie seller for Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, which covers southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, gets to drop the ceremonial puck to kick off the game. Danielle, a member of Girl Scout Troop 5 in Newport News, earned the honor this year. She sold 4,158 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies.

In addition to Danielle's role at the start of the game, Girl Scout Troop 308 from Virginia Beach conducted the flag ceremony and Girl Scout Senior Isabella from Moyock sang the national anthem. The girls who took part in the opening ceremonies then joined their fellow Girl Scouts in the stands and enjoyed watching the Norfolk Admirals take on the Reading Royals.

This year, local Girl Scouts sold more than 1.47 million boxes of cookies. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the world’s largest girl-led business and the nation’s leading financial literacy and entrepreneurial program for girls. Through the program, girls learn skills that will last them a lifetime, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

View more photos from the night here.