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Are You Ready for the Operation Cookie Challenge?

Hey western Ohio, we need your help! This weekend, March 16-18, we’re pulling out all the stops to collect 1,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to donate to Operation Cookie!

What is Operation Cookie?

Operation Cookie is a council-wide community service project that provides boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to deployed military men and women around the globe!

Now in its 13th year, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio’s Operation Cookie Program has donated over $1 million worth of Girl Scout cookies to the women and men of our armed forces. Partnering with Heroes in Action out of Toledo, Girl Scout Cookies are distributed in care packages throughout the year to the National Guard, the 180th, as well as local military families and veterans.

This year, we’ve set aside March 16-18 to go above and beyond with Operation Cookie so we can send 1,000 additional military members a taste of home.

Why Should I Participate?

When you participate in the Operation Cookie Challenge, you double your giving efforts!

By buying Girl Scout Cookies (for yourself or the military!), you’re supporting Girl Scouts in many ways. First, they’re building important skills, like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Beyond that, she’s keeping a portion of the earnings to power amazing experiences, like summer camp and community service projects!

But when you buy Girl Scout Cookies for Operation Cookie, you’re also sending a taste of home to military personnel serving overseas.

Pretty sweet, right?

How Can I Participate in the Operation Cookie Challenge?

First, you need to connect with a Girl Scout! If you know one personally, ask her how you can donate to Operation Cookie while supporting her Cookie Program goals. If you don’t live hear her, that’s okay! She can send you her Digital Cookie link, where you can donate cookies online with your credit card.

If you don’t know a Girl Scout personally, find a Cookie Booth near you! There will be Cookie Booths set up at Kroger, Goodwill, and JOANN stores, among other locations, across western Ohio all weekend. You can find the Cookie Booth nearest to you at gswo.org/cookies!


We’re so excited to begin the Operation Cookie Challenge, and we hope you are too! Together let’s send a taste of home to military members overseas!

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