Wilson Girl Scouts named tops in cookie sales

Walls sold 1,400 boxes

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Madalyn Walls of Wilson has been recognized as the area’s top seller for the 2017 Girl Scout cookie program, according to the Raleigh-based Girl Scouts of the North Carolina Coastal Pines.

Walls sold 1,400 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the annual cookie program that ended in March. Caroline Taylor of Sims placed second with 1,316 boxes sold and Braillen Hill of Wilson placed third with 1,304 boxes sold. The 2017 cookie program was held Jan. 14 - March 5.

“Through the Girl Scout cookie program, girls fund unique leadership experiences that help them become bold and courageous young women who make the world a better place,” said Kelly Griffin, product sales director for Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “Girls not only have a blast decorating cookie booths and selling alongside friends, they also learn real-world skills that help them become innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. We are excited to honor and celebrate the leaders of this year’s cookie program.”

Scouts in the Coastal Pines region sold more than 3.3 million boxes of cookies, with about 12,750 Girl Scouts participating in the 2017 cookie program. Roughly 2,400 girls sold more than 400 boxes of cookies each. Additionally, 320 girls sold more than 1,000 boxes each. Council-wide, the average number of boxes sold per girl was 261. Nationally, the average number of boxes sold by each Girl Scout is around 150.

The 2017 cookie program also saw the unveiling of the newest addition to the Girl Scout cookie lineup: the S’mores Cookie.

“Demand for the new cookie surpassed expectations and allowed Girl Scouts to share their love of this campfire-inspired treat with members of their local community,” the Coastal Pines council said in a release.

Joining the Wilson County Girl Scouts, the overall council top sellers are Emily Guidry, Ruth Lahl and Madeline Fischer. Guidry and Lahl, both of Cumberland County, placed first and second. Guidry sold 5,131 boxes and Lahl sound 5,033 boxes.

Fischer, of Brunswick County, placed third by selling 5,005 boxes. Guidry, Lahl and Fischer will join CEO Lisa Jones for a celebratory luncheon. Jones will present each girl with a 2017 Girl Scout cookie program trophy at the event.

Top sellers for local areas will receive a top-seller medal and their name in next year’s Cookie Gram.

For more information on area Girl Scout activities, visit www.ncccoastalpines.org.