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Cookies for a Cause

Committed to giving back to our community, Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council has always had a strong cookie donation program. In the past, our focus on been on military efforts (through Cookies for the Troops), but in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, we expanded our efforts to include a local focus to our hometown heroes (fire, police and first responders) and local charities/nonprofits. Want to show love for hometown heroes or your favorite cause? Support Cookies for a Cause by purchasing a box of cookies to give back to your community.

In 2020, we gave back to a wide variety of charities including many that Girl Scouts nominated as causes closest to their hearts.


To continue to serve military charities, and other nonprofits near and dear to our Girl Scouts’ hearts, we give back to the following charities (and others).

Our military-based causes this year include USO of North Carolina, NC Packs4Patriots and the Veterans Affairs Charlotte Health Care Center.

2021 military support comes from Troops 159, 453, 1199, 1594 and others.


Contributions to Food Banks will be sent to Second Harvest of Metrolina and Loaves and Fishes, and many other local food banks without our 8 county footprint.

2021 food bank support comes from Troops 668, 839, 1061, 1112, 1417, 1558, 3493, and others.


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Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council delivers cookies to first responders (police, fire and medic teams), frontline healthcare workers, teachers, and more worthy hometown heroes in local areas with Cookies for a Cause contributions.

The following essential worker teams are currently being supported:

  • Cabarrus County Fire Department - Troop 2377
  • Cabarrus County Vaccine Distribution Healthcare Workers  - Troop 1583
  • Clover Fire Department - Troop 1871
  • Fort Mill EMS - Troop 414
  • Rowan County Rescue Squad - Troop 543
  • South Charlotte Police Department - Troop 2409
  • York County Sheriff K-9 Unit - Troop 814

Troops have also pledged their Cookies for a Cause contributions to other causes. See below for some of the causes near and dear to our troops' hearts!

  • Fort Mill Care Center - Troop 1558
  • Moms Making Moves - Troop 712
  • Refugee Support Services - Troop 3434
  • Ronald McDonald House - Troop 818
Troop Resources

Troops supporting Cookies for a Cause through their cookie sales can use the below resources.