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Girl Scouts deliver donated cookies to hometown heroes

By Staff | May 26, 2023

BEDFORD – A Girl Scout Cookie can lift spirits and brings out smiles – especially when they are donated in appreciation of all our hometown heroes! This year, more than 33,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies have been donated to a wide variety of organizations across New Hampshire and Vermont, thanks to the public, families, and friends supporting Girl Scouts through their cookie program.

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, the council serving Girl Scouts in the two states, coordinates the delivery of cookies that are donated through its Gift of Caring program. Girl Scouts make the deliveries to area organizations.

“Our Girl Scouts appreciate and give thanks to community workers and charities across our council’s footprint,” said Robin Boyd, manager of product sales for the council. “Through our Gift of Caring program, Girl Scouts share gratitude to those in our local areas who are dedicated to serve our communities and beyond.”

Thousands of packages of cookies were donated through both online and in-person sales by troops; some donated collectively across the council while hundreds are donated directly by troops for a particular cause they chose.

Girl Scout cookies were donated to the following locations:

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Food Bank, Nashua Soup Kitchen, Littleton Food Pantry, Pease Greeters, Sanbor­­nton Food Cupboard, National Guard, Joan’s Pantry – Chesterfield, David’s House – Lebanon, Operation Care for Troops – Amherst, First Student bus – Tilton, 911 Dispatch – Concord, Pines Community Center – Northfield, Walmart – Tilton, Hall Memorial Library – Northfield, Franklin Savings Bank – three branches, Tilton Police and Fire Departments, Sanbornton Police and Fire Departments, Northfield Police and Fire Departments, Belmont Fire Department, St. Joseph’s Pantry – Tilton, New Hampshire Veterans Home, American Legion – Tilton/Northfield, Franklin Animal Shelter, St. Vincent Food Pantry – Laconia, Tilton House of Pizza, Shaw’s – Belmont, Axe Climax – Belmont, Elks Club – Lakeport, Piches – Gilford, Belmont PTA, Belmont Library, Clarina Howard Nichols Women’s Center – Manchester.


Red Cross, Air National Guard, Howard Center, Williston Post Office, Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) – Burlington, Essex Rescue, Essex Fire Department, Williston Volunteer Fire Department, Vermont State Police – Williston, Essex Police Department, Essex Village Fire Department, Veterans Administration Hospital – Williston, Josh’s House – Colchester, Rutland Food Cupboard, Morrisville Police Department, Lamoille County Sheriff, The Manor Nursing Home.


Operation Care for Troops, Amherst, NH; Military units in Germany (family shipped)

Girl Scout Cookies taste great and bring joy through donations, but they also provide Girl Scouts with valuable experience and life skills as they become entrepreneurs with their own cookie business. From Daisies in kindergarten to Ambassadors in high school, the Girl Scout Cookie program teaches goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Cookie proceeds fund troop membership fees, community service projects, trips, fun activities – whatever a Girl Scout sets her mind to achieve. It’s the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world.


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