New Jersey's Asbury Park Press reports that Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1841 received an American Flag from soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The flag flew on a June 23 A-10C Warthog combat mission across Afghanistan. Captain Douglas Gilliam sent the Brick girls the flag as a thank you for the Girl Scout cookies they donated to his unit last spring as part of the Girl Scouts' Gift of Caring program. The Gift of Caring program allows members of the community to buy Girl Scout cookies or nuts and donate them to a variety of different organizations.
The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is currently accepting Gift of Caring donations for its fall product sale featuring nuts and candy. For a list of where you can buy fall Girl Scout items for yourself or the Gift of Caring, go here!
Do Girl Scouts in your community have similar programs to benefit those stationed overseas?