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(6,907 posts)
Fri Jan 16, 2015, 01:46 PM Jan 2015

Girl Scout cookies for troops overseas

If you would like to donate a box or more of Girl Scout cookies to our service men and women, I've got a proposition for you.

My seven-year-old daughter begins taking orders for Girl Scout cookies today. They are $4 per box.

Send me a private message that you would like to send a box. Send as many as you would like. Send me $4 per box and she will organize them and package them up and I will pay for the shipping to the troops overseas.

You can pick a flavor (but not thin mints or tagalongs, if they go to the desert the chocolate would melt), so from Trefoils (short bread), Savannah Smiles (lemon), Samoas (the coconut and caramel ones), the new Ra-rah-Raisins (outmeal, raisins, yogurt chunks), or Do-Si-Dohs (Peanut butter sandwich). If you would like to put a note on the box, you can write it on a post-it note and send it to me and my daughter will put it on for you.

This is a way that for four bucks you can help the Girl Scouts and send a thank you to a service man or woman. And if you want some for yourself she is prepared to make you a special offer of five boxes for only $20 and free shipping.

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Girl Scout cookies for troops overseas (Original Post) d_r Jan 2015 OP
I will post pictures d_r Jan 2015 #1
K/R I love the LGBT-inclusive Girl Scouts organization. NYC_SKP Jan 2015 #2
You should add a disclaimer about your "special" policy pinboy3niner Jan 2015 #3
I thought the Girl Scouts had a formal program for this. Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2015 #4
the boy scouts do for popcorn d_r Jan 2015 #5
And to attach a note d_r Jan 2015 #6
Few things made us as happy as when the GS cookie box arrived Telcontar Jan 2015 #7


(68,644 posts)
2. K/R I love the LGBT-inclusive Girl Scouts organization.
Fri Jan 16, 2015, 01:49 PM
Jan 2015

Girl Scouts: The Girl Scouts of the USA’s LGBT-inclusive policies have drawn the ire of right-wing groups. “Girl Scouts of the USA and its local councils and troops value diversity and inclusiveness and do not discriminate or recruit on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or physical or developmental disability,” reads a statement on the organization’s blog. To an ultraconservative group called Family Watch International, this amounts to “special rights based on sexual orientation or gender identity.”

more at the link:

Gidney N Cloyd

(19,847 posts)
4. I thought the Girl Scouts had a formal program for this.
Fri Jan 16, 2015, 01:58 PM
Jan 2015

Seems to me I bought a bunch from my niece a couple years ago and took that 'donate them to the troops' option.


(6,907 posts)
5. the boy scouts do for popcorn
Fri Jan 16, 2015, 02:13 PM
Jan 2015

the Girl Scouts, at least our daughters troop, always set up a donation box when they do "booth sales" outside stores. They select as a troop who the donation boxes are for. Last year, my daughters troop donated to our local Ronald McDonald house.

So I am guessing that the girls in your niece's troop decided to send the cookies to the troops as their charity. There is an organization called Operation Gratitude that ships care packages to troops that include Girl Scout cookies in their packages. I bet that your niece's troop and maybe even the whole council (the whole area) worked with them to send the cookies. Here is their link:


My offer is to pay the shipping costs to send them.



(660 posts)
7. Few things made us as happy as when the GS cookie box arrived
Fri Jan 16, 2015, 02:16 PM
Jan 2015

Everyone would fight for the coconut ones.

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