When Operation Sandbox called for donations of cookies, the Girl Scouts and the public responded overwhelmingly with 10,000 boxes, delivered to the Covington National Guard Armory on Wednesday. Girl Scouts went door-to-door and allowed people not only to buy a box for a soldier, but also to donate any amount of money they could to go toward a box of cookies. According to Virginia Pearson of Operation Sandbox, Girl Scout cookies are one of the most requested treats by soldiers. The 121st Infantry Division Company B deploys at the end of the month.
Scouting for soldiers: Lt. Ronald Brooks from the 121st Infantry Division Bravo Company, talks with organizer 17-year-old Ginny Fahs and Greg Jordan as they unload just a couple of the 10,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies sold by scouts in the Buckhead area.
Lt. Ronald Brooks carries one of the most popular cookie varieties into the armory where they were stacked floor-to-ceiling in one of the rooms. The cookies will be sent to troops serving in the Middle East.
Lt. Bob Swanson carries in a load of cookies donated by the Girl Scouts. The project started just this year by Fahs, took off in popularity and it is something that she hopes will continue in the years to come.