Girl Scouts to send cookies to deployed soldiers | Military
COLUMBUS, GA - Imagine being deployed half way around the world as a member of our armed services. Now imagine the pleasure of receiving a taste of home in a box of Girl Scout Cookies. Imagine wide eyes and hungry smiles.
Deployed service members will enjoy their favorite Girl Scout Cookies this spring as a result of Operation Cookies from Home, a program of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. The public is invited to purchase boxes or cases of cookies to be shipped to service members as part of the community service component of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Cookies may be purchased between February 15 and March 10.
“Some people can’t eat cookies or already have all the cookies they want. Operation Cookies from Home gives them an opportunity to support Girl Scouts and our deployed service members at the same time,” said Jessica Dial, Director of Sales for Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.
Girl Scouts sell cookies to sponsoring members of the public, then work with Georgia military installations and contacts to ensure that they are shipped and delivered to service members overseas. Girls include notes of thanks in the shipment along with the cookies and sometimes receive photos and thank you notes in return.
People interested in sponsoring cookies may call the local office at 706.327.2646 or purchase them at a local booth sale. To find a booth sale near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.com. The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls five basic skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.