A local Brownie troop sends a piece of Americana to troops serving overseas. The Brownies are sending cookies. More than a thousand boxes of Girl Scout Cookies are being sent along with a special note. News On 6 anchor Jennifer Loren reports the girls delivered their special snacks to Tulsa's Blue Star Moms.
Earlier this year, The News On 6 reported on a Broken Arrow elementary school where kids were making personalized cards to send to troops. Now after all that hard work, it's time to send them.
"And, a lot of them, I mean the kids understand. I mean they'll say. L-look how beautiful they are," said troop leader Phyllis Friederich.
Phyllis Friederich is the ring leader of this project and the leader of Brownie Troop 199. She's also the mother of one of our troops serving in Iraq.
"I told him that we were going to send him a bunch of cookies and a bunch of stuff and he was like aaaaw," said troop leader Phyllis Friederich.
Each one of those personalized cards will be attached to a box of Girl Scout Cookies, donated by people like you to this Brownie Troop.
Together they surpassed their goal to send 1,000 boxes. These girls are sending 1,200 boxes overseas. If you do the math, that's almost 29,000 individual cookies.
"Um it feels really good because like I like helping," said Naomi Lopez.
"I bet it's going to mean a lot to them and like they're probably going to say wow these Girl Scouts are helpful. I wish some day if I had a daughter I might put them in Girl Scouts," said Madysen Ishmael.
Until then, these Brownies say they'll continue to fill these shelves with cookies and that makes the Blue Star Moms very happy.
"We hate to force upon the young children the issues of this war. But it's a reality. So, if they can help it makes them feel good. It certainly makes the soldiers feel good when they get these boxes. It's like getting a piece of Americana in the mail. It's a win-win situation," said Blue Star Mom Lynne Mushenski.
Last year the troop sent half as many boxes overseas and next year they hope to send even more.