Milam Girl Scout cookie sale a big success
Milam County Girl Scouts would like to thank everyone for supporting Girl Scouts during the 2011 Cookie Season. For those of you that purchased Girl Scout Cookies in the Rockdale/Thorndale area for the military overseas, here is a follow up to what happened to those cookies.
Rockdale Daisy troop No. 9602 and Brownie Troop No. 9603 began a Soldiers Angel’s project several weeks ago. Soldiers’ Angels is a non-profit organization that sends care packages and letters to deployed service members all over the world.
Girls began making handwritten cards, drawing pictures and writing words of encouragement for wounded soldiers. Girls participating received a Soldier’s Angels bracelet and earned an Operation Support Our Troops patch. Operation Cookie Pack was held on Saturday, March 19, at the Rockdale Girl Scout House for all Rockdale troops. Girls packed candy and cookies, enclosing the handwritten cards, that will then be shipped to a medical unit located in a remote combat outpost in Afghanistan. This unit has at least 100 wounded soldiers. Girls participating earned the Cookies for Soldiers patch.
In attendance were Daisy Troop No. 9602, Breanna Avila, Talayeh Green, Kinsey Robbins and Brooklyn Youngblood; Brownie Troop No. 9603, Victoria Smith, Heather Ramos, Bailey Baggerly, Karlee Thompson and Rylee Pyeatt; Junior troop No. 9601: Ariana Robbins and Maria Robbins.