Goshen Sarah Wells Girl Scout Service Unit

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Operation Cookie Drop

Posted by Girl Scout on September 14, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Here a few letters that were sent from Troops overseas that have received GS cookies.  Some pictures have been added to our Photos page.


To Whom it May Concern:


1st let me introduce my self. My name is Timothy Kerr, I work for the United Service Organization (USO) here in Basra , Iraq . We here have received a bunch of girl scouts cookies from either you all or possibly from a unit here that are preparing to leave. I found the email address inside some of the boxes.

I just want you to know we put out the boxes of cookies every day, and all the soldiers that come through here, really n really enjoy them. We get about 400 or so soldiers that come through our center daily, we are open here 20 hrs a day, 7 days a week. We provided free internet, Phones to call home, x box, play station games, a wide variety of movies to select from. We hold events such as Texas Holdem Tourn, Bingo, X Box tourns etc. So, we here try to provide what we can to make these soldiers feel at home.


With your cookies is allot better, nothing like some girl scout cookies :) Often, those who donate etc, never really hear from soldiers or from anyone to see if they had received them.


Prior to me coming here n working for the USO, I was deployed with the Ohio National Guard from Mar 08 til Aug 09, went home out processed, went on terminal leave, applied for this job and came back here in Oct 09.


I just wanted to let whoever know, they are in good hands and every one is enjoying them. So, if you could please THANK these troops, n I'm sure there are more, but these are the ones I found Troop 1663, 1300, 1475 & 2370. I'm sure there are more, so could you just let those know we here say THANK YOU n Thanks for all ur SUPPORT.


Feel free to email me anytime. God Bless n God Speed.







Timothy C. Kerr

Duty h.Manager

USO-23 Basrah


my good friend Maritza Carmona of USO Buehring in Kuwait shared a huge container of your cookie donation and we have set up an ongoing photo album of us receiving them and as we distribute them to the soldiers still here in baghdad . You can see our pictures on our Facebook page under USO Baghdad.


thank you for your donation and we'll make sure your generosity will be know to those who received it.



Richard McCarty

Center Manager

USO Baghdad

446.3941 dsn

202.747.2767 voip


Good Afternoon,


My name is Maurice Ross, and I am the MWR Supervisor at Camp Patriot in Kuwait . We received your Girl Scout Cookies for distribution to the soldiers of the Middle East . From all of them to all of you, we thank you very much for your kindness and generosity.


Having Girl Scout cookies here at Camp Patriot , brings the soldiers a little closer to home. I have enclosed a couple pictures for you to enjoy and show the Girl Scouts.


Thank you,

Maurice A. Ross

MWR Supervisor



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