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Write a Letter for Operation Cookie Drop!

March 19, 2018

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In 2018 we are celebrating 13 amazing years of Operation Cookie Drop, a community service project that brings a sweet taste of home to military men and women deployed far from home. In our first year we collected enough donations to purchase 45,000 boxes for our military. Over the last 12 years we have donated almost 900,000 boxes of cookies to our military! Our mission this year? Reach ONE MILLION boxes donated by the close of the 2018 Cookie Program!

We deliver cookies to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, Cherry Point in Havelock, Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, NCPacks4Patriots in Ayden, Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, and both the USO of NC at RDU airport and in Jacksonville. Check out our council website for photos and videos of these deliveries!

NCPacks4Patriots is a nonprofit organization formed 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. They greatly appreciate all the cookie donations, letters to the troops, and service our Girl Scouts provide. Barbara Whitehead, their Director, said, “Nothing says home more than the taste of Girl Scout cookies. We all grew up waiting for Girl Scout Cookie time, and everyone has a favorite cookie. To have that taste of home, that walk down memory lane to a happy time, means the world to our troops. But most of all, our troops know that they are not forgotten, and their country still appreciates their service and thinks of them.”

Barbara says the cookies are important, but what really touches our military when they are so far from home is a letter or card from our Girl Scouts that are included in the care packages. These simple cards express appreciation for what they are sacrificing, reminds them how proud we are of the work they are doing, and reminds them that they are remembered even when they are so far from home.

Want to help? Plan a letter writing campaign at one of your troop meetings between now and April 15th. Drop off the letters and cards at any of our council shops, give them to your Membership Director to deliver, or mail them to the Raleigh Service Center at 6901 Pinecrest Road, Raleigh, NC 27613 (Attn: Product Sales).

Have questions? Please email Amy Vitale at And thank you for all your support!



Operation Cookie Drop 2017

June 26, 2017


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.



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.


Fort Bragg

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.”

 Cherry Point

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


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