Girl Scouts deliver a taste of home to the troops - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/5/10

Girl Scouts deliver a taste of home to the troops

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Some local Girls Scouts took part in "Project Troop to Troop" Saturday, which encourages members of the community to buy packages of Girl Scout Cookies to donate to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are fighting overseas.

"Customers sponsor packages of Girl Scout Cookies that the Council sends to our men and women in uniform," explained Debbie Turner, Director of Product Sales for the council. "Through Project Troop to Troop, our customers get to support our service men and women and support their local Girl Scout Troop with each purchase."

Via nonprofit agencies, GS-TOP will send donated cookies around the globe, bringing a much-needed taste of home to those who protect our home. Girl Scouts in Lubbock will show their support for the military this weekend as they donate 100 cases of Girl Scout Cookies to Lubbock-area Marines and Reservists. Girl Scouts from several local troops, including Troop 6424, will participate in Project Troop to Troop on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.. at the Girl Scout Lubbock Regional Office, 2567 74th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79423.

Lori B., leader of a local Girl Scout troop, had this to share about Project Troop to Troop: "While at a table top on Tuesday evening, a young woman came up to us. She was in her early to mid 20's. She wanted to let us know that she had just recently returned home from Afghanistan and wanted to thank us. She said that one of the main things that made life over there a little easier to bear was getting Girl Scout Cookies and letters. It made her feel like home wasn't so far away."

From Thin Mints to Thanks-a-lots, girls in Troop 6424 sold 1,200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies tot community members who then donated them to the U.S. Armed Forces. "We wanted to help the military troops and helping can be really fun," said Girl Scout Jordan, with Troop 6424.

Box by box the girls helped load the Marines and Coast Guard trucks with the cases of cookies on Saturday.  Those cookies will soon be shipped overseas.

"When I was deployed I received some in a care package. It just makes it that much better to have a little piece of home while we're there," said Lance Corporal Michael Morales.

Troop 6424 said they will continue "Project Troop to Troop" and send cookies to those fighting for our country.

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