Troops in the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways council concluded a successful and rewarding 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program that included thousands of donations to its Council Gift of Caring program.
The Girl Scouts sold 1.95 Million boxes during the recently completed campaign, just under a 1% increase over the 2017 cookie season. Some customers who do not wish to buy cookies for themselves contribute through the annual Council Gift of Caring program, giving to others while supporting Girl Scouting.
Thanks to the generosity of customer donations, 17,626 boxes of cookies were provided to this year’s Council Gift of Caring recipient, the Service Member & Family Resource Center, a whopping 39 percent increase over 2017.
The Center is located in Syracuse and assists military personnel who reside in 14 counties, including Cayuga County, in Central New York and the Finger Lakes.