Over the past 15 years, our council has been SO PROUD of our girls for their commitment to Operation Cookie Drop, our council-wide service project that delivers Girl Scout Cookies to the military men and women serving our country.
During the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts collected donations for 104,0000 boxes of cookies to be donated through Operation Cookie Drop, culminating in over a million boxes delivered through this council-wide service project since its inception in 2005.
Our top Operation Cookie Drop seller was Taryn B. from Harnett Troop #358 with 696 boxes of cookies. “When it comes to Operation Cookie Drop, I always let my customers know that my parents are both veterans and that my goal is to collect enough money to send around 300 boxes overseas to the troops,” said Taryn. “Who doesn’t like to have a little piece of home while they are protecting our freedoms?”
Each year, Girl Scouts look forward to personally delivering the cookies at our cookie drop events where they can meet military men and women and see the direct impact of all of their hard work collecting donations. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this year looked a little different and Girl Scouts were unable to attend the events. However, that doesn’t mean that their donations had any less of an impact!
The Girl Scout Cookies were delivered throughout May, which included:
- 723 cases going to the USO of NC RDU Center
- 5,700 cases to NCPacks4Patriots in Ayden
- 1,880 cases to the MCAS at Cherry Point
- 450 cases to the USO of NC Jacksonville Center
- 1,950 cases to the Fisher House and Fort Bragg
- 1,973 cases to the Seymour Johnson Airforce Base in Goldsboro
Girl Scouts were extremely excited to reach their donation goal and to show military personnel they are thinking of them during this especially difficult time. The boxes were accompanied by thank you letters and artwork for the troops created by girl and adult members across the council.
Operation Cookie Drop is about more than what is in the box. This service project supports kindness and hope to those serving our country and allows Girl Scouts to show their gratitude for all that military men and women do.
Learn more about Operation Cookie Drop on our website.