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Fall Product - Donation

Gift of Caring: Operation USO

During the 2016-17 Girl Scout Cookie Program, Gateway Council will support the Greater Jacksonville Area USO with the Virtual Gift of Caring program.

Operation USO allows customers to support military personnel by purchasing packages of cookies to be delivered to service members and their families through the Greater Jacksonville USO Centers. 

Customers can purchase cookies to donate through girls' Digital Cookie sites, indicate a donation on the girl order card or donate cookies at cookie booths.

Note: Purchases of Operation USO cookies are tax deductible because they're a donation. Purchase of cookies for personal consumption is not tax deductible because the customer is paying for a product and receiving that product. 

How does Virtual Gift of Caring work?
Through the Virtual Gift of Caring option in eBudde, troops receive the payment and girls receive credit for their sales, but neither will take possession of the donated cookies. The cookies will be allocated from the Gateway's inventory and delivered to the USO at the end of the Cookie Program.

Girl rewards

Girl Scouts can receive rewards for their participation in Operation USO. 

  • VGOC15-Patch
    Gift of Caring Patch - 15 Boxes
  • VGOC30-Cinch Sack
    Cinch Sack - 30 Boxes
  • VGOC50-Tube Socks
    Tube Socks - 50 Boxes

VGOC Activities
Decorate your donation can for the USO with this fun wrap!

Print out and sticker this Operation USO Goal Chart to keep track of all of your goals!