Girl Scouts delivered more than 1,700 cans of nuts to the United Service Organization of North Carolina at RDU International Airport in Raleigh as part of the Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines’ Treats for Troops Program.
The Treats for Troops program was part of the Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines’ 7th annual fall product sale last year.
Nearly 3,000 Girl Scouts across the state participated in the sale, which included magazine subscriptions, chocolate and nuts. In addition to purchasing their own products, customers were given the option to make a donation to purchase treats for the military.
The program raised enough money to purchase 1,738 cans of nuts to be given to the USO of North Carolina at RDU for distribution to military members traveling through the airport late last year.
Girl Scout Troop 1845 of Brunswick County helped deliver the treats to the USO of NC storage site as the troop raised the most money for the Treats for Troops program. The multi-level troop has eight members. Girl Scout troops are able to keep 10 percent of their sales, which they use for troop programs, skill badges and service projects in their communities.