Girl Scout Troops offer a taste of home to military troops through annual Operation Cookie Drop
01 Apr 2014
irl Scouts across central and eastern North Carolina collected enough donations to purchase over 82,000 boxes of cookies for our Operation Cookie Drop program. Girl Scout Taylor W. from Troop #877 in Knightdale sold 733 boxes for Operation Cookie Drop, making her the overall top seller for this donation program.
These cookies will be delivered to military personnel deployed from U.S. Marine installation Cherry Point in Havelock, U.S. Army base Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro. NCPacks4Patriots and the USO of NC centers in Jacksonville and RDU International Airport will also distribute a portion of the donated Girl Scout cookies to the military personnel that they serve.
Almost 350 letters to the troops from girl and adult members were collected through “Letters to the Troops,” which was part of the Council’s 2014 National Girl Scout Week activities. These thank you notes and pictures will be delivered to military personnel with the cookies.
It is always wonderful to see how eager our communities are to support our military troops and Girl Scouts,” said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “We are very proud of this program and especially proud of all the Girl Scouts who have worked so hard to collect these donations.”
In its tenth year, Operation Cookie Drop has shipped more than 600,000 boxes of cookies to military troops. To view a video of military personnel speaking about the annual donation program, visit Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines’ Operation Cookie Drop webpage.