11,944 Girl Scouts collected donations for 95,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program. This accomplishment made our 6 Operation Cookie Drop deliveries an incredibly sweet success this year!
Operation Cookie Drop is a council-wide service project that delivers Girl Scout Cookies to military personnel at home and overseas. After working extra hard during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program to reach their goal of donating 1 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies since the program launched in 2005, the girls could not have been more excited to deliver cookies at one of the six Operation Cookie Drop events that took place in May.
Each delivery provided girls attending with the opportunity to learn more about the military and how much their cookie donations mean to them!
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
First stop, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base! On May 2nd, Girl Scouts from across the council banded together to deliver 2,100 cases of cookies to the base! The girls had an incredible time meeting military men and women, exploring the base, and handing off the cookies!
USO of North Carolina– RDU Center
On May 4th, the Girl Scouts embarked on the next Operation Cookie Drop delivery at the USO at RDU Airport! After delivering 200 cases of Girl Scout Cookies, the girls had a meet and greet with the airport’s K9 unit!
USO of North Carolina– Jacksonville Center
On to the next USO Center! On May 8th, the girls delivered 550 cases of Girl Scout Cookies at the USO of NC– Jacksonville Center. After the delivery, the girls enjoyed a reception at the center with a guest speaker, 1stSgt Marisa Thresher, who is also a military spouse. They were excited to learn how big of an impact their donations make!
NCPacks4Patriots is a non-profit organization located in Ayden, NC, with the mission to support troops and their family members by providing care and comfort items and expressions of appreciation for their service and sacrifices. This makes them the perfect partner for Operation Cookie Drop! On May 10th, Girl Scouts delivered 2,400 cases of cookies to the facility.
Fort Bragg and the Fisher House
With the largest Operation Cookie Drop donation, 3,113 cases of Girl Scout Cookies were donated to Fort Bragg! The Girl Scouts visited the Fisher House at Fort Bragg, which provides free housing for families of wounded service members receiving medical care, to deliver additional cases of cookies and they received a tour.
Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point
Last but not least, the delivery to the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point! 2,000 cases were delivered to the air station, and this delivery was extra sweet as the girls delivered the one millionth box of cookies! Afterwards, they enjoyed learning how to use the high powered hose with the help of the Marine Corps personnel!
Operation Cookie Drop was a sweet success in 2018, and the girls worked extra hard to reach one million donations! Learn more about the council-wide service project on our website!