EVERYWHERE, U.S.A. – After Sunday, Girl Scout Cookies will be gone for another year. With March coming to an end, so is the season for these perennial favorite treats, but you can still share a box with a soldier.
While Sunday is the last day Girl Scouts can be selling in front of local grocery and retail stores, cookies can be shared through Operation Gratitude.
By simply purchasing more cookies, cookie fans can share a taste of home by donating their boxes to military personnel serving on active duty. Cookies can be purchased for $4 a box, or a full case of cookies (12 boxes) for $48. Just ask Girl Scouts to donate them to Operation Gratitude.
Money Earned Stays Local, Making Girls Confident and Independent
The Girl Scout cookies program provides an educational and leadership experience for the girls. They become confident as they build skills such as goal setting, money management and teamwork, as well as earning rewards based on their efforts.
Proceeds from the cookie sales help their Girl Scout troops to fund educational field trips and service projects, and help Girl Scout of Central California South fund programming, financial assistance, volunteer training and other support services for more than 10,000 girl members and 3,000 volunteers every year.
For more information about the Girl Scouts of Central California Cookie Program, visit www.girlscoutsccs.org/cookie-program.
For more information about Operation Gratitude, how you can help, donate, or request a care package be sent to a soldier, please visit and support http://www.operationgratitude.com/