In early March, USA Girl Scouts Overseas had to suspend all cookie booths for our overseas cookie-selling communities due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Unfortunately, this means that many of our Overseas Committees have an excess of unsold cookie boxes—there are currently 16,700 boxes of unsold cookies in the 15 impacted overseas communities! With the uncertainty of when the pandemic will end, USAGSO wants to help make sure that the 16,700 cookies will not go to waste nor be a financial burden to any of our Girl Scout families and communities. Therefore, we are launching USAGSO’s Cookie Care campaign, which is based on Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) Cookie Care campaign developed to help members and stateside councils impacted by COVID-19.
Through USAGSO’s Cookie Care campaign, any individual can donate the unsold cookies by clicking on either a link for an individual community or by using USAGSO’s link (we will then divide the donations across all 15 impacted communities). For more information on how to donate, visit the Cookie Care page of our website. While we know that many of you would enjoy a box of Girl Scout cookies right about now, we are unable to sell cookies at this time. However, your donated cookies will go to the frontline workers who are working in each of the 15 overseas communities, like first responders, commissary/exchange staff, janitorial staff, banking center staff, medical staff, etc. Through this difficult time, we want to provide comfort and thanks to those who are working to keep us safe.
It is in the spirit of Girl Scout sisterhood that we send you this message—we hope you will consider donating cookies to support other Girl Scouts living overseas. Please feel free to share this information with your network of volunteers, family, friends, and colleagues. USAGSO’s Cookie Care campaign ends on June 1. We will then send out a message to everyone who donated cookies letting you know how many of the 16,700 unsold cookies were given to our current day heroes.