Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri donate 54,000 packages of cookies to USO of Missouri. (Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.)
--At the beginning of each troop meeting, Girl Scouts recite the Girl Scout Promise, pledging to serve their country and help people at all times.
Girl Scouts in eastern Missouri have made good on that pledge, combining their hard work during Cookie Season with the generosity of their customers to donate more than 54,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the USO of Missouri. This surpasses the number of cookies donated in previous years.
Customers could choose to purchase cookies to be donated to the organization, a popular option for customers who, because of allergies or dietary restrictions, could not eat the cookies themselves. The option also provided citizens an easy way to support the troops.
“Our Girl Scout Cookie Program benefits the community in so many ways,” said Bonnie Barcyzkowski, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. “In addition to funding service projects and educational experiences for girls, it also makes life a little sweeter for the men and women who serve our country. By purchasing cookies for the USO, the community gives back to those who have given so much.”