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Girl Scouts deliver over 22k boxes of cookies to local military

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The local Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians jurisdiction delivered more than 22,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to members of the U.S. armed forces. The Girl Scouts delivered a major portion of those cookies to the U.S Army National Guard Armory in Chattanooga on April 15. 

The donation is part of the council’s annual Operation: APPRECIATION effort allowing customers to purchase cookies directly for members of the armed services.

“Our girls are thrilled to have exceeded this year’s 20,000 box donation goal,” said Lynne Fugate, the council’s CEO. “Cookie customers made a generous decision to support two great causes at the same time.”

The 2016 Girl Scout Cookie Program sale was a success, with girls earning almost $1 million directly for their troop treasuries. Girls use the proceeds to fund troop activities for the upcoming year. The council’s portion of proceeds support girls and volunteers. 

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