Girl Scouts donate cookies to service members

Thanks to donations from cookie customers, veterans’ groups, and Girl Scout troops, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains loaded 986 cases of Girl Scout Cookies at their Bedford headquarters onto a moving van bound for Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth on April 18.

Through the Family Readiness Program at Pease ANGB, cookies will be distributed to military personnel here and abroad.

The April 18 delivery by Able Moving and Storage, of Amherst, which donates its truck, fuel and a crew each year, is about 12,000 individual boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. Many donors including veterans’ groups and Girl Scouts wrote cards and letters and sent them with the boxes.

This year Girl Scouts in Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, serving New Hampshire and Vermont, sold 1,561,621 packages of Girl Scout Cookies. All of the proceeds support local Girl Scouts. Girls earn Cookie Dough to use for camp or programs, troops earn a portion for their activities, and the rest enables the Council to offer hundreds of programs to girls each year, and day and resident camp opportunities.