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America Supports You: Girl Scouts Sell Cookies for Troops
American Forces Press Service ^ | 03/07/05 | Gerry Gilmore

Posted on 03/07/2005 4:55:29 PM PST by SandRat

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2005 – New York City-based Girl Scouts are marching across Gotham, selling boxes of their famed cookies earmarked for overseas troops.

The cookie-sales initiative, which began Nov. 11, is part of the Girl Scouts’ annual “Gift of Caring” community service project, noted Jennifer Rumbach, communications manager for the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York.

“A lot of people in New York City want to be able to give something to the troops and show their support,” Rumbach observed. And the scouts, she noted, “thought it would be a great idea to donate Girl Scout cookies to the troops.”

The Girl Scouts are working with several organizations, Rumbach said, to arrange cookie delivery to troops overseas.

“We’re hoping that most of them will go to Iraq and Kuwait,” she noted.

Rumbach estimated that between 10,000-15,000 Girl Scouts are selling cookies to New Yorkers. The scouts, she noted, have so far sold about 10,000 boxes earmarked for U.S. troops. The best-selling Girl Scout cookie, she said, is Thin Mint, followed by Samoa chocolate-cocoanut.

“Our customers have the option of buying these boxes of cookies for the troops instead of themselves,” Rumbach pointed out, while the Girl Scouts take care of shipping the cookies overseas.

New Yorkers, Rumbach reported, “are very eager” to purchase Girl Scout cookies for the troops, priced at $3.50 a box.

And, “the girls have just ‘gone wild’ over this project,” Rumbach noted. In fact, one scout canvassing potential customers in Queens, she said, has sold 300 boxes earmarked for troops.

Rumbach said the Girl Scouts had planned to sell 25,000 boxes of cookies for delivery to overseas service members.

But, “now we’re hoping to surpass that,” she remarked. The New York City Girl Scouts, Rumbach noted, sell almost a million boxes of cookies each year.

Rumbach said the New York-based Girl Scouts are patriotic and want to say “thank you” to U.S. troops. The city, she pointed out, was devastated by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers.

“I think that’s another reason that the girls feel very close to this project,” she explained, noting they have first-hand experience why U.S. troops are fighting terrorism overseas.

You don’t have to be a native New Yorker to participate in the cookie-sale initiative, Rumbach pointed out. Call (212) 645-4000, extension 263, or access the organization’s Web site for more information.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; cookies; girl; gsa; iraq; military; oef; oif; scouts; troops
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1 posted on 03/07/2005 4:55:32 PM PST by SandRat
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; Radix; HiJinx; Spiff; JackelopeBreeder; Da Jerdge; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; ...

mmmmm......Girl Scout Cookies for the troops.


2 posted on 03/07/2005 4:56:25 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

I was yakking about this the other day with someone.

Im glad it is actually happening!

Its a great idea!


3 posted on 03/07/2005 4:59:32 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; bentfeather; tomkow6; MoJo2001; HiJinx; ...

Sarge's Daily Report PING!

The GSA make appearences at the PX, down here, and get bought out every time!

We're swimming in Thin Mints for a week or so afterwards!


4 posted on 03/07/2005 5:00:31 PM PST by Old Sarge (In for a penny, in for a pound, saddlin' up and Baghdad-bound!)
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To: Old Sarge

Dang it! Im almost out of thin mints! L0L


5 posted on 03/07/2005 5:02:41 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: SandRat

The cynic in me smells something fishy. The Girl Scouts happen to be under pressure because of their relationship with PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

Google GIRL SCOUTS PLANNED PARENTHOOD if you need more information. And find a different way to show our Troops you care....


6 posted on 03/07/2005 5:03:12 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: Old Sarge

MMMMMMMM! Thin Mints! I've got a freezer full of 'em. They are delicious frozen, in case you can't eat them fast enough. But, wait, I'm talking about Army guys and gals who've been eating chow hall food! Never mind!


7 posted on 03/07/2005 5:07:26 PM PST by LUV W ("THE ROAD OF PROVIDENCE IS UNEVEN AND UNPREDICTABLE-YET WE KNOW...IT LEADS TO FREEDOM!"GWB 2-2-05)
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To: SandRat

The "women" in charge of GSA are lesbians. It's as bad as the Canadian Boy Scouts in terms of political correctness.


8 posted on 03/07/2005 5:08:35 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: LUV W
When I was a girl scout we didn't have those Somoas. Those are really Yummy! My family freezes the thin mint too!
9 posted on 03/07/2005 5:10:54 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: SandRat

Trefoils are the only kind you can send. Everything else melts.


10 posted on 03/07/2005 5:10:59 PM PST by secret garden (Go Spurs Go!)
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To: secret garden

And they are oh so good even stale.


11 posted on 03/07/2005 5:12:25 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: duck duck goose

Ask Claudia (Butch) Kennedy.


14 posted on 03/07/2005 5:24:38 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: duck duck goose

I'm an easy mark for the trefoils smeared with creamy peanut butter as a snack, or for munching on with a bowl of french vanilla ice cream.


15 posted on 03/07/2005 5:27:47 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

This is cool...reminds me of the call I got from my wife, when she was on the USS Wasp (LHD-1), and they recieved the $10,000 in Girl Scout Cookies that Bruce Willis Sent them!


16 posted on 03/07/2005 5:30:25 PM PST by Bottom_Gun (Crush depth dummy)
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To: SandRat

they forgot to tell you that they held up the white flag long ago.

Lesbians are allowed in as Scout leaders and scouts.

Personally I don't support them. I support the troops DIRECTLY.


17 posted on 03/07/2005 5:32:40 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Gee, thanks for raining on their parade. As a Girl Scout for over 25 years (starting around 1950) we always knew there were lesbians there, but it didn't matter to us--we had fun and learned all sorts of great skills that still serve me well today. (built a fire just last night)

There are still millions of girls having fun and learning new things that have nothing to do with Planned Parenthood.

Oh, by the way, it was the place where we learned about sex, since it wasn't taught in school, and most of our parents didn't tell us, in those days. And I'm relatively normal today!!! :)


18 posted on 03/07/2005 5:36:09 PM PST by Betteboop
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To: duck duck goose; PilloryHillary; NYer; Alouette

"Why would anyone want to team them up with Planned Parenthood at their age??"

Because pregnant Girl Scouts can bring in a lot more money than cookie sales do for PP. If your disgust is at me, it's misplaced. Do some homework and start to realize the sophististication of the campaign against virginity and for early promiscuity. I'm all for supporting our troops, just not through an organization that permits a stealth assault on innocence and traditional family values. And that's what's going on. Wake up and smell the napalm in the culture war....


19 posted on 03/07/2005 5:36:18 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: Betteboop
Gee, thanks for raining on their parade. As a Girl Scout for over 25 years (starting around 1950)

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There are still millions of girls having fun and learning new things that have nothing to do with Planned Parenthood.

It isn't just the association with Planned Parenthood. The "leadership" of the GSA has gone all out to promote political correctness. There are quite a few threads on Free Republic documenting this. The Girl Scouts organization you knew from 1950 to 1975 is just as different from the organization of today as is a college campus from those of the same time periods. I have a friend whose daugther is now in college who took her out of the Girl Scouts when he saw the type of leftist agenda they were aggressively promoting.

20 posted on 03/07/2005 5:50:34 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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