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2021 was the second year our Girl Scout Cookie Program was impacted by COVID19. Our girls persevered and did not allow their spirits to be dampened and learned new business skills. They learned to pivot with the times and found new and exciting ways to get over the challenges that COVID19 had thrown their way.

They persevered against social distancing rules and all the regulations that would normally make selling cookies hard. But not for our Girl Scouts! They continued to amaze us with their diligence and unrelenting will to sell cookies. Parents and grandparents joined their Girl Scouts and did the close-up transactions while our girls stood in the background dancing around with cookie signs. Because that is what our Girl Scout community does, they work together to accomplish their goals.

Nothing can stop a Girl Scout! And one day, when our Girl Scouts become the CEO of their own business or a veterinarian or get their teaching degree or become a Girl Scout leader for their troop of Girl Scouts, she will always be able to smile and attribute skills learned while selling cookies in a pandemic year to whatever dream she is making come true for herself. The power of a Girl Scout cookie is quite magical

Marie Sjostrom Troop 75466

“The girls in my troop decided they wanted to purchase a service dog for a veteran who needed one to help him through PTSD. We researched the cost and found out it was $7000.00. The girls said “how many cookies do we have to sell…let’s do it!” And that they did.

Rocky, the service dog, came to visit the Girl Scout Troop as they were selling cookies to thank them for his service dog placement. Zack, the veteran who received the service dog told us how much Rocky has changed his life and that of his family’s as well. He said that this opportunity gave him a purpose because now they volunteer for K-9s for Veterans to help other veterans get the same chance he did. And Rocky is the star of his class and even smiles a great big smile when he sees the girls. Special Note: Part of the K-9’s for Veterans program is that they rescue dogs from shelters. Rocky was rescued from a shelter and now he is rescuing!”

Gift of Caring Platinum Sponsors

Gift of Caring is a service project that enables customers and Girl Scouts to donate cookies, fall products, and program proceeds to dedicated military servicemembers, first responders and other organizations. Thank you to our Platinum sponsors who helped make this possible in 2021!

Gift of Caring Platinum Sponsors →

A.L. Gilbert Company

American Chevrolet

Balletto Vineyards

BTI Investments

Cardoza Corporation

Cass Winery

CWOC Ladies


McCoy Truck Tire Service Center, INC.

Mercedes-Benz of Stockton


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Rogers Jewelry Co

Ross F. Carroll INC.



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Brian Kline

Paul & Shelia Konynenburg

Mike West

Allen & Judy Layman

Kristy & Michael Frantz

Mani Grewal

Robert Dinsmore

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Dale Boyett

James T. Ruprecht

Ronald Berberian

Mary and Peter Manno

Edwin H. Gallison, JR.

Marilyn and Joseph Franzia

Rebecca and John Campbell

Dante Nomellini

Marilyn Franzia

Damon J. Franzia

Marilyn & Joseph Franzia

Peter Manno

Rebecca and John Campbell

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