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Laguna Niguel Girl Scouts Donate More than 750 Packages of Candy and Nuts to Military


IRVINE, Calif. (December 16, 2014) – Girl Scouts in Laguna Niguel delivered more than 750 packages of nuts and candy to members of the military on Saturday, December 13, as part of the Girl Scouts “Care to Share” program. Care to Share offers the public the opportunity to purchase Girl Scouts candy, nuts and magazines (sold in the fall) to be donated to local food banks and the military. In total, Girl Scouts of Orange County donated 2,701 packages of candy and nuts and 1,035 magazines to military troops, food banks and troop-selected organizations through Care to Share.

The presentation was part of the City of Laguna Niguel’s Holiday Parade festivities. After marching in the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade, about 150 members of the military attended a luncheon in their honor at Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church. They were joined by local Girl Scouts, who presented the donation to the troops.

For the past several years, the City of Laguna Niguel has adopted 1st Battalion 1/4 Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton and two Navy ships, USS McClusky and USS Stockdale in San Diego. Throughout the year the Laguna Niguel Military Support Committee receive contributions from community members and local Girl Scouts that donate thank you cards, baby clothes, toys, food items and gift cards that are delivered to the Military.

About the Girl Scout Cookie Program

People may say it’s just a cookie, but no university has produced as many female business owners as the Girl Scout Cookie Program.  The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the world, providing girls with the opportunity to learn real-world business skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.  In 2014, more than 16,000 Orange County Girl Scouts sold more than two and a half million packages of cookies, earning funds for their troop activities, camp, community service projects, travel and more.  All Girl Scout Cookie proceeds stay in Orange County to provide leadership experiences, safe facilities, trained volunteers and financial aid for more than 22,000 Girl Scouts.   According to a recent study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute in conjunction with an independent research firm, women who were Girl Scouts as children display significantly more positive life outcomes than non-Girl Scout alumnae.  Girl Scout alumnae have higher perceptions of self, higher rates of volunteerism and civic engagement, higher rates of college education and higher household incomes than non-alumnae.  To join, volunteer, reconnect with or donate to Girl Scouts, call (949) 461-8800 or visit  www.GirlScoutsOC.org .  For more information on the Girl Scouts Cookie Program, visit  http://www.girlscoutsoc.org/cookies-more