Star Staff Reports
Girl Scouts Heart of the South has a unique and delicious way for people to show their support for our military men and women – by donating Girl Scout Cookies.
Through a partnership with Operation Troop Aid, Girl Scout Cookies can now be sent to our brave men and women who are putting their lives on hold to protect the freedoms dear to us all.
“There is no better way to send our troops a true taste of home than to buy a box of Girl Scout Cookies for our soldiers, “ said Venus Chaney, Interim CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of the South. “This is a great way for the public to support the troops.”
Since the program began in 2011, more than 30,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have been donated locally as part of our Troop to Troops Gift of Caring option. Girl Scout Cookies are among the most requested items for women and men serving in our armed forces–and they are a great way to say “Thank You” to these brave soldiers.
There will be a Girl Scout Cookie Booth at the Columbus Air Force Base Commissary on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 16 from noon to 6 p.m. where people can purchase cookies to donate. Girl Scout Cookies are $3.50 a box. People also have the ability to donate a box of Girl Scout Cookies online at www.girlscoutshs.org/T2T.
Girl Scout Cookie Booths run for the next three weekends ending Sunday, March 16. There are several Cookie Booths around the Columbus area and neighboring communities that people can donate and purchase cookies. People can log on to www.girlscoutcookies.org to locate their nearest cookie booth.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only offers a sweet way to show our troops support, but gives girls a lifetime of skills and confidence. Girls learns goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership, success, and life.
Girl Scouts Heart of the South builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. The council is currently serving 13,500 girls through the dedication of 3,500 volunteers in west Tennessee, north Mississippi and Crittenden County, Arkansas