Girl Scout troops give back to the community in many wonderful ways through the Girl Scout Cookie Program’s Gift of Caring. Girls are empowered to select a worthy organization, then give customers the opportunity to donate cookies to that particular cause. Gift of Caring Cookies sent to U.S. soldiers through the Soldier Smile Project are arriving in Afghanistan. Below is a thank you letter from one grateful recipient.
Dear Girl Scout Troops,
It was a pleasant surprise for my soldiers, located in a remote part
part of eastern Afghanistan, to open a huge cardboard box full of
cookies. Be sure they will enjoy every single one of them. As a native
of Tennessee, I was pleasantly surprised to see the cookies were from good ‘ole
Rocky Top! I am from Gallatin, but my grandparents, Ken and Jackie
Carnes, live in Seymour. My aunt and uncle live in Knoxville and
Maryville, respectively. In short, I love East Tennessee, and it is nice to get
mail from an area I’ve visited hundreds of times. I will let my family know
that Girl Scouts are bringing smiles to my soldiers in Afghanistan.
1LT Ben Franklin
Dagger Company 2-12 IN 4th BCT 4th ID