River Valleys Girl Scouts have a tradition of giving back to the community, including giving back with our two cookie donation programs. Girls and troops may choose to participate in one or both options.
Cookies for the Community
In this program, troops make a donation of Girl Scout cookies from their troop inventory to a worthy organization right in their community. The troop will select an organization such as a local food shelf, shelter, care center or hospital. The chosen organization must:
- Be a nonprofit with a mission aligning with the Girl Scout Mission.
- Be able to accept the amount of cookies the troop would like to donate.
River Valleys encourages troops to learn about the organization to truly provide the girls with a full community service experience.
Operation Cookie Care Package
River Valleys customers will have the opportunity to purchase cookie packages that will be donated to military support organizations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. These organizations will forward the cookies to men and women of the armed forces.
Girl Scout Troops will never take physical possession of these cookies – they must only collect $4 per package. River Valleys will facilitate transitioning these cookies to the military support organizations. In 2015, River Valleys worked with the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network in Minnesota and the Armed Forces Service Center based out of the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport.
2016 Cookie Donation Rewards
Girls can earn the items below to reflect their participation in either or both of the 2016 cookie donation programs.
Donation Program Patch
One Smart Cookie charm OR GS Bling Bracelet
Be Yourself locket
2016 Troop Operation Cookie Care Package Rewards
The following rewards are earned by the troop as a whole through participation in Operation Cookie Care Package. PGA means that the troop needs to reach that amount of a per girl average. This would be the total number of Operation Cookie Care Packages sold by the troop as a whole divided by the number of girls selling as indicated in Snap.
- PGA of 3: Patch and metal Thin Mint charm
- PGA of 5: Add on metal Shortbread charm
- PGA of 7: Add on metal Caramel deLite charm