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Girl Scouts deliver a taste of home to the troops

From Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains:

Lubbock, Texas - For U.S. Troops stationed across the nation and overseas, nothing says home like a box of Girl Scout Cookies.

Project Troop to Troop is a Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains council (GS-TOP) service initiative that encourages members of the community to buy packages of Girl Scout Cookies to donate to the U.S. Armed Forces.

"Customers sponsor packages of Girl Scout Cookies that the Council sends to our men and women in uniform," said Debbie Turner, director of product sales.  "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."

In the Lubbock area, GS-TOP partners with Cannon Air Force Base to send donated cookies to soldiers around the world.  Last year, Lubbock area customers sponsored 2,690 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies for many grateful troops.

"Having been a recipient of these care packages, during the summer heat of Afghanistan, it felt like Christmas to get a box of Girl Scout Cookies," said Master Sergeant Richard Gomez, coordinator of last year's Project Troop to Troop program.  "It is a humbling experience to be able to send a little bit of home to our soldiers, especially those deployed to remote places around the world."

The public can find their cookies by visiting www.girlscoutcookies.org and entering your zip code to find a booth near you.  Or, go mobile and download the Cookie Finder app to your Apple or Android phone and find a cookie booth, vote for your favorite cookie, and learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie Program.  

Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains serves 23,823 girls and 8,792 adult volunteers each year in 81 counties from the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles to Fort Worth. The council has area service centers located in Abilene, Amarillo, Fort Worth, Lubbock and Wichita Falls. Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. 

For more information on the Girl Scout Cookie Program, how to join, volunteer or donate to the Girl Scouts, call 800-582-7272 or visit www.gs-top.org.

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