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Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee donates over 70,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to Fort Campbell, local organizations

Girl Scouts of Middle TennesseeNashville, TN – Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee (GSMIDTN) donated 50,592 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to Fort Campbell soldiers through its Troop Gift of Caring and HUGS program on Friday, March 23rd, 2018.

Through Troop Gift of Caring and HUGS, Girl Scouts are able to show their appreciation for men and women in uniform or support those in need by giving Girl Scout Cookies. Girls choose an organization they want to benefit and give customers the opportunity to purchase cookies as a donation.

Girl Scouts pose for a group shot with soldiers.
Girl Scouts pose for a group shot with soldiers.

For the past eight years, GSMIDTN has been partnering with Hugs for Our Soldiers to donate cookies to the soldiers at Fort Campbell.

“I am blown away by this year’s donation,” said Kathy Orcutt, founder of Hugs for Our Soldiers. “It is remarkable how the public came together to show their support for our soldiers. I love seeing the smiles on these soldiers faces and knowing that so many people had a part in helping them feel appreciated.”

The delivery of these cookies would not have been possible without the generosity of M&W Logistics Group. M&W volunteers drivers, trailers and tractors to deliver Girl Scout Cookies to Fort Campbell each year.

“Our Gift of Caring program is one of my favorite components of the Girl Scout Cookie program,” said Tracy Tudder, product programs manager, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. “Through this program, Girl Scouts get to see first hand the impact of giving back to their community. We want to thank everyone who showed their support for our Girl Scouts, our soldiers and for organizations across Middle Tennessee by donating cookies.”

In addition to the packages donated to Fort Campbell through the HUGS program, 19,996 packages of cookies will be going to various organizations across Middle Tennessee, making for a total of 70,588 packages of donated cookies through Troop Gift of Caring and HUGS. For more information on how you can donate cookies next year, contact

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About Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee serves more than 14,000 girls and 6,500 adult volunteers in 39 counties. It is a part of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the world’s preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 2.6 million girls and adults nationwide. GSUSA continues to strive to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

For more information on how you can be involved in Girl Scouts visit www.gsmidtn.org.

About Hugs for Our Soldiers

Hugs for Our Soldiers partners with Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee and enjoys the opportunity to support troops at Fort Campbell.

To learn of other ways to help these soldiers, please visit www.hugsforoursoldiers.org

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