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Operation Cookie Drop 2017

June 26, 2017

Seymour

It’s more than a box of cookies. It’s a comforting and sweet taste of home that boost spirits and gives hope to those serving our country!

For the last 12 years, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines has supported military men and women that could be stationed far from home through Operation Cookie Drop, a council-wide community service project that donates Girl Scout Cookies to our troops.

More than 900,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have been donated since the start of the annual service project in 2006. Girls across central and eastern North Carolina receive donations through their local cookie sales – giving customers the opportunity to not only purchase America’s favorite cookie for themselves, but to also send a box (or more) to military personnel who appreciate a sweet reminder of home.

 

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Local Girl Scouts donated and delivered Girl Scout Cookies to military personnel worldwide including U.S. Marine installation Cherry Point in Havelock, U.S. Army installation Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NCPacks4Patriots in Ayden, USO of North Carolina at RDU Center, and the USO of NC, Jacksonville Center.

Through the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie program, girls collected donations for Operation Cookie Drop during Walkabout Week as well as during booth sales by using donation jars for spare change and creating fun posters and signs talking about this community service project to get the word out. 

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This year, girls delivered 1,400 cases of Girl Scout Cookies to Cherry Point, 1,700 cases to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, 1,868 cases to NCPacks4Patriots, 505 cases to USO in Jacksonville, 2,537 cases to Fort Bragg, and 260 cases to the USO at RDU.

 

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Operation Cookie Drop represents more than just a sweet treat. The service project aims to show support, kindness, and hope to those serving our country.

“Girl Scout Cookies are a true reminder of our childhood. Everyone remembers selling cookies, helping your sister sell cookies, watching your mom and dad loading cookies, and helping with sales”, said Barbara Whitehead, director of NCPacks4Patriots, a local organization that supports military troops and families. “When you are far away from home, living in harsh conditions, even a small taste of home can help boost your morale.”

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Girls who participate in Operation Cookie Drop deliveries experience first-hand how their hard work during the Cookie Program directly impacts military men and women and their families and see that one box of cookies can mean so much to those serving our county.

For information learn more on Operation Cookie Drop, visit our website at nccoastalpines.org.

 

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Girl Scouts Attend Cookies’ N Milk Event

May 29, 2017

Studies have consistently shown that one of the most effective ways to boost a nation’s economic output, enhance productivity, and improve the overall vibrancy of society is to invest in the leadership capabilities of girls and women.

On April 26, Girl Scouts from across North Carolina headed downtown to the North Carolina General Assembly for the bi-annual Cookies’ n Milk day of advocacy. Girl started the day off with a cookies and milk reception where they interacted with different legislators, government officials, and Girl Scouts from amongst North Carolina. Girls were able to share their Girl Scout experience, talk favorite Girl Scout Cookies, Gold Awards, Camp, STEM, and more!

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The day was also filled with remarks from Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall where she encouraged the girls to be bold, pursue their dreams, and be fearless in the face of challenges – and although Marshall wasn’t a Girl Scout when she was growing up she served as a volunteer in an advisory capacity and remains a strong supporter of Girl Scouts.

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Additionally, Girl Scouts attended Senate and House sessions and received introductions from House Rep. Boswell and Sen. Barringer and received a standing ovation from the floor for their continued leadership and in making the world a better place.

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Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, who have received the highest award in Girl Scouting, met with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper that afternoon, where they received a state-wide proclamation in honor of Girl Scouts and the Movement’s commitment to building girls of courage, confidence, and character.

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Girl Scouts has provided transformative girl-led programming for over a century and helps every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader) discover her strengths, pursue her passions, and explore the world.

 

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