Daisy Girl Scouts in Troop 43483 in Colorado Springs delivered more than 120 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the 110th MP Company at Fort Carson. The company, which is the troop’s Hometown Hero, is deploying in a few weeks.
The girls delivered 121 packages of Girl Scout Cookies on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. One of the soldiers, SSG Ryan Davis, is the father of one of the girls in the troop. Several of the girls also have parents actively serving in the military, so supporting the company, which is made up of about 200 soldiers, was a natural choice for the girls.
The Hometown Heroes program offers Girl Scouts the chance to honor non-profit organizations, food banks, military and uniformed personnel, who are so important to the community, during the cookie sale. Through this program, customers can buy a package of cookies to donate to Girl Scouts’ heroes – a perfect solution for those who pass on the tempting treats! Girls learn about the invaluable work of their recipients by taking tours, learning about careers in public service and helping with service projects. The 2015 goal for the Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring program in Colorado is 200,000 packages. Last year’s statewide program netted 109,745 packages for hundreds of organizations.
There are 10 Girl Scouts in Daisy Troop 43483. However, only eight could be there on the delivery day. For five of the girls, this was their second year selling Girl Scout Cookies. For the other five, this was their first year selling. The troop sold 2,610 boxes of cookies this year. Last year, they sold 1,241 boxes, so they more than doubled sales this year! Most importantly, the girls have formed great friendships this year and working at cookie booths together helped strengthen those bonds.