Girl Scouts of Western Ohio’s Operation Cookie

. June 3, 2014.

In its eighth year of partnering with Heroes in Action, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio has continued to give military members a taste of home by shipping Girl Scout cookies across the country and overseas. Girl Scout troops from all over the region were able to donate over 3,500 cases of Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, and more to U.S. military members stationed domestically and abroad.

“This has been a wonderful partnership,” said Jennifer Greene, product sales manager for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. “We know that the recipients of the cookies are happy to get them. It really is a taste from home!”

Over 24,000 girls participated in the Operation Cookie Program and some also took part in the Gift of Caring Program where customers purchase cookies for a local charitable organization. For those who participated, Greene said they took great pride in sharing something so special with military members.

“This program continues to grow every year and with the support of the community and media partners, we will continue our partnership with Heroes in Action to support the men and women in the military.”