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2020 'MEGA DROP': 1.6 million Girl Scout Cookie packages are here

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Thu, Feb 20th 2020 12:45 pm
Volunteers get ready to send out Girl Scout Cookie packages. (Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts of Western New York)
Volunteers get ready to send out Girl Scout Cookie packages. (Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts of Western New York)

More than 1.6 million packages of Girl Scout cookies have landed in Western New York for the “Mega Drop” event. Girl Scout volunteers will fill their vehicles with cookies to begin delivering them to eager cookie customers who have placed orders and for Girl Scout cookie booth sales.

A press release said, “The Girl Scout Cookie program powers amazing experiences for girls, and buying Girl Scout cookies is a tasty treat that helps girls learn five leadership skills: goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Whether there is a preference for Thin Mints, Lemonades, or all Girl Scout cookies, cookie lovers can find where Girl Scout cookies are being sold near them by using the Cookie Finder App at www.gswny.org until March 29, 2020.

“Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls not only discover their inner leadership potential, but also use their earnings to power extraordinary experiences for themselves and their troop through travel, outdoor adventure and more. Many girls put the money they earn toward impactful service projects right in their own communities; from supporting women and children’s shelters and food banks to helping local animal shelters, Girl Scouts are making the world a better place.”

The Girl Scout Cookie Program runs until March 29. To learn more about supporting a girl with a purchase, girl membership or adult volunteerism, visit gswny.org or call 1-888-837-6410.

Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) serves nearly 15,000 girls and over 6,000 adult volunteers across the GSWNY jurisdiction, including Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. The council’s administrative service centers are located in Batavia, Buffalo, Jamestown, Lockport, Niagara Falls and Rochester.

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