Earlier this year when Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming were selling cookies in your neighborhood, they asked their customers to buy “one more box” for Gift of Caring. The Gift of Caring boxes were collected and have been (or will be) delivered to the Gift of Caring organizations.
With Gift of Caring, Girl Scout troops each selected an organization in their community that they wanted to support with packages of donated Girl Scout Cookies (senior centers, women and children shelters, local food pantries, etc.).
Some troops selected Hometown Heroes; women and men working to support their community as firefighters, EMTs, police officers, etc. Other troops decided to send their donated cookies to our servicewomen and servicemen in military service all over the world.
One of the Gift of Caring projects, selected by several Girl Scout troops (and the GSMW Council), was to donate their Gift of Caring cookies to local cancer centers. Over the next two weeks, Girl Scouts will be delivering their Gift of Caring cookies to cancer centers in Billings, Great Falls, Casper and Cody.
Billings Gift of Caring cookies were delivered 720 boxes of Girl Scout cookies on Saturday, August 24th to the Frontier Cancer Center in Billings! See photo.
The sale of Girl Scout cookies, as a way to finance troop activities began as early as 1917. As part of the financial literacy program, selling cookies teaches girls about setting goals, making decisions, managing money, people skills and business ethics. Today there are more than 3.6 million Girl Scout members. Montana and Wyoming girls only sell cookies for a few weeks, beginning in February and ending in April each year. Girls are able to apply their proceeds to summer camp, or activities selected by their troop.
When you purchase your cookies next year, please remember to purchase one more box for the Gift of Caring. Patients, hometown heroes and active military troops will thank you for your generosity.