Missouri Girl Scouts Donate Cookies to Troops
America’s military loves Girl Scout cookies as much as anyone.
And this year, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri are making their cherished treats more accessible through a Troop to Troop initiative.
In the program, Girl Scouts ask customers if they would like to purchase cookies for donation to U.S. military personnel. Payment is collected and each council delivers donated cookies to the USO of Missouri.
Last year, more than 97,000 packages of cookies were donated to U.S. military.
It's National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! Here's how you can celebrate with us:
✅ Thank a veteran or first responder for their service
✅ Visit a Girl Scout Cookie booth
✅ Donate a box of Cookies to the USO through Troop to Troophttps://t.co/TSMmuVhzZD pic.twitter.com/ERFH4BFVow
— Girl Scouts of E. MO (@GirlScoutsEM) March 1, 2020
“This is an opportunity for Girl Scouts to connect and thank these brave men and women!” the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri told KSDK in a press release. “It’s also a chance to learn more about the important work they are doing out in our community.”
Though the Troop to Troop program operates during the entire cookie-selling season which spans three months, it gained particular notice during this past National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri used the opportunity to host a cookie booth at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in St. Louis on Saturday.
There they gave away donated cookies all residents who asked.
During the weekend sale, scouts also welcomed first responders to join them at their booths.
Its cookie sale ends Mar. 8, and booth locations can be found using its online cookie locator app.