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41,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies donated to Fort Campbell soldiers

Leaf ChroniclePublished 9:24 a.m. CT April 23, 2018




Girl Scouts in the Fort Campbell area had their soldiers' backs this cookie season, helping to get them 41,000 boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas and Do-Si-Dos.

“I don’t know who put my name in or how this happened, but Hugs for Our Soldiers donated 60 pounds of Girl Scout cookies to the soldiers here in Afghanistan," said Spc. Ryan Tissue of the 1-14 Field Artillery in a Hugs news release. "I cannot believe this happened! You definitely brought plenty of smiles and laughter to this platoon.” 

For the eighth year, the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee adopted Hugs for Our Soldiers, a nonprofit organization based in Vonore, Tennessee, as their Gift of Caring recipient, the release said. During booth sales, the Girl Scouts gave customers the opportunity to buy a box of cookies for a soldier. When the sale was complete, over 41,000 boxes were donated to Hugs.  

“I was blown away by this donation,” said Kathy Orcutt, Founder of Hugs for Our Soldiers, in the release. “It is remarkable how the general public came together to show their support of our troops.”

Many of the cookies were distributed throughout Fort Campbell, but one of its units, the 2-44 Air Defense Artillery is currently serving in Afghanistan. When Orcutt reached out to this unit to say that Girl Scout cookies were being shipped to them, 1st Lt. Dawn Moffett responded, “You guys are our heroes!”