Operation Cookie Share is a program that allows customers to let military troops know that we appreciate their service by purchasing cookies for them. Operation Cookie Share is simple and fun and is a great way for communities to show support for military troops through the purchase of Girl Scout cookies.
Operation Cookie Share has been a huge success. Girl Scouts of Central Illinois has provided almost $500,000 worth of Girl Scout Cookies to the women and men of our armed forces at home and abroad. In fact, our Girl Scouts were so successful that this achievement is entered in the Illinois Congressional Records.
How Operation Cookie Share Works
On each girl’s order card there is a column listing each variety of cookie plus one additional column labeled “Cookie Share.” Girl Scouts ask customer if they would like to buy cookies for themselves and/or if they would like to purchase any cookies for military troops. The customer first chooses and enters the amount and variety of cookies they want for themselves in the appropriate column and then enters the number of boxes they would like to share with the military troops. Customers do not have a choice of the variety of cookies to be sent to troops.
How are the Cookies Delivered to Military Troops
A special thanks to our Good Neighbor, State Farm! State Farm will deliver the Cookie Share cookies through their Adopt-a-Soldier program. In the last two years Operation Cookie Share reached Military troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Haiti.