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Girl Scouts donate cookies to veterans

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains donated Thin Mints, Samoas, Lemon-Ups and more to the Manchester Veterans Administration and Tilton Veterans Home on May 21. Above, staffers from the VA accept the donations from the Girl Scout council. (Courtesy photos)

Girl Scout Cookies still for sale through May 31

BEDFORD, NH – Veterans in New Hampshire and Vermont are enjoying their favorite Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, and more, thanks to donations made by the public to Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. The council serving girls in the two states has had to be creative in finding recipients for Girl Scout Cookies in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is grateful to the public for making donations to our military, veterans, and other hometown heroes.

On May 21, 4,500 packages of Girl Scout Cookies were delivered to the Manchester Veterans Administration and the Tilton Veterans Home in New Hampshire, and the White River Junction Veterans Administration in Vermont. More than 22,000 packages will be donated to our heroes in total this year. There are also plans in the works to donate to a National Guard unit that is providing aid to a Thetford, VT, community event.

Robin Boyd, Manager of Product Sales for the Girl Scout council, said the staff at the VA was ecstatic to receive the delivery, and the Tilton and White River Junction staffers were equally happy.

Debra Krinsky, Voluntary Service Officers at the Manchester VA, said of the safely masked veterans who unloaded the delivery, “You can’t see all the smiles! Believe me, they’re there!”

You can help

There is still time to stock up on your favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavor or donate to the military, veterans, or hometown heroes through the Girl Scout Cookie Cares initiative. Cookies are available through May 31, and can be delivered through the mail or in person once the stay-at-home orders are lifted. It’s a great way to support your local Girl Scout troop. See more at

About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that helps girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Through our exciting and challenging programs, Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, financial literacy training, and beyond! Serving more than 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit