Girl Scouts of Central Illinois kicked off Operation Cookie Share in 2010. Since that time, over 190,000 boxes of delectable Girl Scout cookies have been shipped to our service men and women at home and abroad. In fact, our Girl Scouts were so successful that this achievement was entered in the Illinois Congressional Records. This year, GSCI hopes to beat its own record. You can pledge your support for this endeavor by visiting OperationCookieShare.org.
Operation Cookie Share is a cookie “give-back” program that allows customers to purchase boxes of Girl Scout cookies to send to military troops, letting them know that we appreciate their service. It’s a simple and fun way for communities to show support for military troops and Girl Scouts alike.
How Operation Cookie Share Works
Even though we are using a direct sale format this year, girls should still take along their order cards when selling. On each girl’s order card, there is a column labeled “Cookie Share.” When the girls go out with cookies in hand (and when they staff cookie booths!), please encourage them to not only ask the customer to purchase Girl Scout cookies for themselves, but to also purchase cookies for our military troops. Girls will enter the number of boxes each customer donates in the Cookie Share column. Customers do not have a choice of the variety of cookies to be sent to troops.