Girl Scout Cookie Drive


15th Annual
Operation:  Taste OF HOME
 
 
 
Show your support of our deployed troops and your local Girl Scouts!  As you buy your favorite box of Girl Scout cookies, be sure to purchase an extra box or two for our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and at sea so that they, too, can enjoy a little Taste of Home.
 
If you would like us to purchase the cookies for you or if you'd like to help with the shipping costs, please send a check to the address below or you may click here to make a donation online
 
As a Soldier wrote:
 
Back home, Girl Scout cookies are a once-a-year event that one might miss if they didn't go to Walmart or Target on the right weekend.  Here though, in a world that has none of the comforts of home, your simple box becomes so much more than just cookies.  They become a way for the battle-hardened and battle-weary soldiers to not be completely disconnected from the homes they can't wait to see again.
 
Help us send a little "Taste of Home" to our troops!
 
 
Mail cookies or donations to:
Hugs for Our Soldiers
P.O. Box 532
Vonore, TN  37885
 
Questions?  Email kathy@hugsforoursoldiers.org
 
 
(Over 45,000 boxes have been donated to our troops this year!)
 
 

41,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies donated to Fort Campbell soldiers

 

 

Leaf ChroniclePublished 9:24 a.m. CT April 23, 2018
 

Girl Scouts in the Fort Campbell area had their soldiers' backs this cookie season, helping to get them 41,000 boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas and Do-Si-Dos.

“I don’t know who put my name in or how this happened, but Hugs for Our Soldiers donated 60 pounds of Girl Scout cookies to the soldiers here in Afghanistan," said Spc. Ryan Tissue of the 1-14 Field Artillery in a Hugs news release. "I cannot believe this happened! You definitely brought plenty of smiles and laughter to this platoon.” 

For the eighth year, the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee adopted Hugs for Our Soldiers, a nonprofit organization based in Vonore, Tennessee, as their Gift of Caring recipient, the release said. During booth sales, the Girl Scouts gave customers the opportunity to buy a box of cookies for a soldier. When the sale was complete, over 41,000 boxes were donated to Hugs.  

“I was blown away by this donation,” said Kathy Orcutt, Founder of Hugs for Our Soldiers, in the release. “It is remarkable how the general public came together to show their support of our troops.”

Many of the cookies were distributed throughout Fort Campbell, but one of its units, the 2-44 Air Defense Artillery is currently serving in Afghanistan. When Orcutt reached out to this unit to say that Girl Scout cookies were being shipped to them, 1st Lt. Dawn Moffett responded, “You guys are our heroes!”

Hugs for Our Soldiers has been supporting our troops since 2003.  To learn how you can help, please visit www.hugsforoursoldiers.org. To learn how you can donate cookies next year, contact productprograms@gsmidtn.org.