Girl Scouts Deliver a Taste of Home to the Troops
For U.S. Troops stationed across the nation and around the world, nothing says home like a
box of Girl Scout Cookies.
Project Troop to Troop is a Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains council service initiative that encourages members of the community to buy packages of Girl Scout Cookies to donate to the U.S. Armed Forces.
“Customers sponsor packages of Girl Scout Cookies that the Council sends to our men and women in uniform,” explained Debbie Turner, Director of Product Sales for the council. “Through Project Troop to Troop, our customers get to support our service men and women and support their local Girl Scout Troop with each purchase.”
Via nonprofit agencies, GS-TOP will send donated cookies around the globe, bringing a much-needed taste of home to those who protect our home. Last year, customers sponsored tens of thousands of boxes.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the nation’s premier entrepreneurship and educational program for girls. The activity of selling cookies is directly related to the Girl Scout mission of helping all girls realize their full potential and becoming strong, confident, and resourceful citizens.
• Girl Scouts practice life skills like goal setting, money management, and teamwork.
• Customers get a great product and get to support girls in their own community.
• All of the proceeds support Girl Scouting in the local community.
For more information about Girl Scout Cookies or on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, visit www.gs-top.org
GIRL UNIVERSITY OFFERS INSIGHT INTO COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
Springtime means the return of Girl University! Girl University is a one-day conference for girls in 8th through 12th grades and their parents, to help girls get an early start planning for life after high school. The conference provides encouragement and education to help girls make good decisions so that, as women, they will have a better quality of life and more career choices. Offering over forty workshops for girls and parents, Girl University also features exhibit booths with information on college programs, including academic programs, financial aid and other community groups.
Fort Worth ISD has partnered with the event through their Intervention and Prevention programs. Girl University is hosted by The University of Texas at Arlington; co-Sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington, UTA departments of Upward Bound, Testing Services, and Career Services; American Association of University Women, N.E. Tarrant Chapter and presented by Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc. Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts in 8th through 12th grade are welcome. Preregistration required. Registration deadline is February 26. Registration fee is $15 per girl and $15 per adult. For more information, visit www.girluniversity.org or call 817-735-5336 or 800-582-7272 ext. 601.
Where: The University of Texas at Arlington
E. H. Hereford University Center
300 W. First Street
(1 block south of UTA Blvd. between S. West St. and S. Oak St.)
Arlington, TX 76010
When: Saturday, March 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Through its many innovative programs, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on how to join, volunteer or donate to the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, call 817-737-7272 or visit www.gs-top.org.