Operation: APPRECIATION is the council’s Gift of Caring program to show our U.S. Armed Forces how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice.  Customers donate their cookie purchase (or additional boxes!) to our armed forces throughout our council’s jurisdiction rather than taking the boxes home themselves.

Girl Scouts collect the money for the cookies – but the cookies are held by the council. Once her order taking or booth sales are complete, she will inform the council of how many boxes were donated. From there, we send the reported amounts of boxes to the U.S. Armed Forces at the end of the sale.

The girl keeps her earnings, but the actual cookies are enjoyed by the military and their families as a sweet treat and a token of appreciation.