Girl Scouts exceed their Blue Star Mothers goal

3 May

More than 200 deployed servicemen and women all over the world will be getting a little taste of Girl Scout goodness, thanks to the efforts of Brownie Girl Scout Troop 60344.

During this year’s Girl Scout Cookie season, which just concluded, the 13 second-graders of Troop 60344 set an ambitous goal: to encourage their customers to purchase 200 boxes of cookies to be donated to the Blue Star Mothers Rochester Chapter NY8, to be included in military care packages being mailed in June.

The girls not only achieved that goal, but blew it away, selling 220 boxes of cookies.

Last Monday night the troop held a pizza-and-cookie-cake-party to celebrate their successes this cookie season. Blue Star Mothers NY8 president Amy VanDerwerken was on hand to accept the cookie donation, to tell the girls more about the BSM mission, and to answer all their questions (and there were a lot of them). The girls were especially interested in what the care packages were going to include in addition to the cookies, and were surprised to learn that foot powder and beef jerkey were probably the most popular items requested.

As a special treat for all their hard work, the girls also got to plant a pie in the face of each of their troop leaders, Linda Meyers and Daniela Viavattine.

Thanks go out to all of the community members who stopped by the troop’s cookie tables this season and dropped some extra cash, and also to Canandaigua National Bank for helping put the girls over their goal by donating enough money to purchase 60 boxes.

Thanks also to sister troops 60867 and 60454, which donated some of their extra cookies to be distributed among our local first responder agencies.

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(posted 5/3/2023)

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