“We have several military families in our troop,” Angel Tulli, leader of Girl Scout Troop 2504 said. “When we heard about this idea, we loved it and got to work right away to make it happen.”
All winter the girls worked hard to sell Girl Scout Cookies and collect donations. They also asked cookie customers to purchase and donate extra cookies, and contacted friends and businesses in the community to donate items for the packages. In May the troop traveled to the USO Welcome Center in Norfolk, Virginia, and was able to fill 35 boxes with games, food, and other donated treats—including 115 Girl Scout Cookie boxes. Thanks to a generous donation from the Navy Seal Foundation to cover the shipping costs, the packages were sent to the Special Warfare Unit in Stuttgart, Germany.
The girls also left items at the USO Welcome Center for troops and their families to enjoy when they arrive at the airport, and the girls had the opportunity to pass out boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to service members passing through the USO Welcome Center while they were there.