Well, that time of the year is upon us again. No, I am not talking about the Valentine Season. I’m talking Girl Scout cookie time.
Rather than putting my daughter out on display at the local grocery store (I am totally putting her on display on this post), hawking sugar-filled crack that no one NEEDS yet we all like, we are doing what we did last year (and the year before that, and the year before that). Except this year, we’re doing it digitally!
We are taking donations to send boxes of Girl Scout cookies to active duty servicemen and women who are serving overseas and could use a touch of home as well as sending them to wounded soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and vets in the many military hospitals around the world, who, very likely, are also separated from their families.
$0.65 cents from each box comes back to our troop. That helps fund all the fun activities and educational programs our girls participate in. See that photo to the left? They are just wrapping up a health fair where they learned all about preparing healthy meals. Last year the girls used a portion of their cookie money to purchase supplies for our local nature and animal rehab center. This year they’ve decided to give to the Humane Society of Broward County.
I know a lot of you have little Girl Scouts of your own, but I also know a lot of you are vets, active duty, or just damn proud of our men and women in uniform and would like to help.
I forgot to mention, the cookies are $4 per box, so you can either donate a specific number of boxes, or just make a flat donation towards them. Except for the new gluten-free cookies. Those are $5 per box, and they are tasty!
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We generally do donations only – but we understand if you need your girl scout cookies too! Again, you can order cookies to be delivered to your doorstep, or donate for cookies to be delivered to our active serve members overseas, right from this page.