Bowling Green Girl Scout troop selling cookies for tornado victims

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Girl Scout cookies have been a fan favorite for decades. The treats taste twice as good knowing your money usually goes to fund trips or prizes for the kids. 

However, this year one Bowling Green Girl Scout troop wants to put their sales profit to a selfless cause. 

The girls in Bowling Green’s Troup 1926 decided they want to donate most of their cookie sales toward tornado victims.

Girl Scouts membership experience coordinator Felicia Bland said, “The girls say ‘This is we want to do’. And so we’re expecting them to say, well, ‘We want to go, you know, to Beech Bend or we want to go to Savannah, we want to do this’. They said, ‘We want to donate our cookie proceeds to the disaster relief.'”

8-year-old Carmen O’Rourke is a member of Girl Scouts. She watched the tornado damage their home on that scary December morning.

“I’ve only seen my room once or twice because it was so empty,” recalled O’Rourke. “there was nothing in there.”

She said she’s happy girls in other troops in her organization want to help people like her.

“I think it’s really nice,” she said.

She wants to follow in Troup 1926’s footsteps and help others who lost their home.

“I’d like to try to help them in any way that I could,” O’Rourke expressed. “Because If someone else was in my position, I wouldn’t want them to have to do this too.”

So, you can enjoy your Dosey Does, your Tagalongs and your Thin Mints knowing your money is going to a good cause.

“Giving back to their community, and that’s what it’s about,” said Bland proudly. “It’s about leadership. It’s about giving back. It’s about making the world a better place. And that’s the epitome of a Girl Scout.”