Samoas and Thin Mints for Soldiers

Samoas and Thin Mints for Soldiers

On March 20, Girl Scouts from Potomac Service Unit 33-3 packed boxes of Girl Scout cookies for soldiers working on a K-9 bomb-detection team in Iraq.

The unit is headed by Sgt. Joshua Brown of Barnesville, currently on his second tour of duty in Iraq. He works with a black German shepherd named Apollo, who sniffs out bombs and other hazardous weapons materials.

In addition to Girl Scout cookies, the girls packed treats and toys for the dogs, as well as snacks, magazines, and books for the soldiers. The boxes also included notes  and pictures from the girls, thanking the soldiers for their hard work and wishing them a safe journey home soon.

Josh has written home telling his mother what a treat it is for the soldiers to find letters or care packages waiting on their cots when they return from 10-12 hour shifts.