The Girl Scouts of Nassau County, NY, and DHL Express at Kennedy Airport in NYC, both combine their resources to get donated boxes of Girl Scout cookies to our Troops overseas.

The cookies are already hitting their targets!!!

The event started at Girl Scout Headquarters

In Garden City, NY, there was quite a crowd by 10am on 17 April. Soon, Bagpipers began to play as the colors were presented. Then dignitaries spoke, including Joe Lotz, Director of DHL’s Kennedy Airport Gateway; Ben Thompson, former Commander of the NY State VFW; and Alan Krutchkoff, President of Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon.

Ben Thompson, former Commander of the VFW Department of New York. “Big Ben” is always a motivating speaker and today was no exception as he spoke highly of the Girl Scouts, DHL and this wonderful annual endeavor.

Then they formed a line and began transferring cookie boxes from a trailer to the DHL truck to bring to Kennedy Airport.

Most of the cookies had already been delivered to the DHL Gateway at Kennedy Airport but this symbolic transfer of cookies made it more real for the Scouts and audience.

There was great pageantry, with the Girl Scouts, Bagpipers, County Dignitaries, DHL executives and police of all kinds, including NY State Troopers, Nassau County Mounted Police, Motorcycle Police and Soldiers from the nearby Armory.