Help Girl Scouts Send Cookies to U.S. Military

May 08, 2015 Posted in Home Page, Newsroom, Press Releases

May is Military Appreciation Month and Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) wants to send more sweet treats to the U.S. Military through a special addition to the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program called Operation: Sweet Appreciation.

Anyone who donates online to Operation: Sweet Appreciation at can choose a specific GSWPA Girl Scout troop or individually registered girl to benefit from the donation, just as they would through the traditional Cookie Program.

Girl Scout Cookies purchased with the donations from this program will be shipped directly from the baker, Little Brownie Bakers, to military troops serving overseas. GSWPA also works with local organizations to deliver Girl Scout Cookies to veterans.

“Girl Scouts have sent cookies and care packages to men and women in our military every year,” said Patricia A. Burkart, CEO of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania.

“Operation: Sweet Appreciation expands on their efforts, sending more cookies to more of our servicemen and women, giving them a welcome taste of home on behalf of Girl Scouts in western Pennsylvania.”

In 2014, more than 37,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies were sent to military and veterans from Girl Scouts in the GSWPA council.

Donations to the program will be collected online through Memorial Day, May 25, at

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