And that’s a wrap!
UPDATED at 1:30 p.m.: We did it! That marks the fifth annual Girl Scout Cookie Mega Drop in GSHPA’s history books. Almost 97,000 boxes of cookies were picked up by troops today to be distributed to local customers.
Want to get your hands on some of these freshly delivered cookies? Girl Scout Cookie Booth stands will be open Feb. 24 until March 19. Search for a cookie booth near you or order directly online by entering your zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder. Customers can also donate cookies online to Soldier’s Angels through GSHPA’s Gift of Caring initiative. All cookies donated will go to local servicemen and women and VA hospitals.
Thank you so much for joining us today – Happy Cookie Season!
Selinsgrove finishes strong as cookie distribution nears its end.
UPDATED at 12:30 p.m.: Servicing our troops in the northwest region of our council footprint, our Selinsgrove Mega Drop site rounds out our cookie distribution efforts for the day. The borough is the largest in Snyder County where we serve 93 Girl Scout members. With roots dating back to the Revolutionary War, the town is rich in colonial and early American history and architecture. Seated along the Susquehanna River, passersby are sure to see many visitors and locals alike boating and swimming during warmer months.
See the Selinsgrove Mega Drop in action through the slideshow below!
Cookies flow out of Scranton.
UPDATED at 11:30 a.m.: Our troops are busy picking up their Girl Scout Cookies in the northeast! Known as the “Electric City,” Scranton is located in Lackawanna County where we serve 501 Girl Scout members. The setting for the Primetime Emmy Award-winning sitcom, “The Office,” Scranton is less than an hour away from GSHPA’s Camp Archbald, the second-oldest Girl Scout camp in the U.S.
See the Scranton Mega Drop in action through the slideshow below.
Cookie assembly line takes off in York.
UPDATED at 10:30 a.m.: Our Mega Drop site in York is a well-oiled machine when it comes to distributing cookies. Our busiest distribution site of the day is located in York County where we serve 1,582 Girl Scout members. The city is not only the namesake for the York Peppermint Pattie, but home to the historical York Fair which served as America’s first fair in 1765.
See the York Mega Drop in action through the slideshow below, and stay tuned on the GSHPA Facebook page when we go live next.
Cookies get moving in Harrisburg.
UPDATED at 9:30 a.m.: Home to our council headquarters, Mega Drop is officially underway in Harrisburg! The “heart” of our council is located in Dauphin County where we serve 1,241 Girl Scout members. The local area is a hotspot for Girl Scouts, especially in the summer with girls traveling near and far to experience camp at Camp Small Valley.
See the Harrisburg Mega Drop in action through the slideshow below, and stay tuned on the GSHPA Instagram profile for updates throughout the day!
Coming up next on this blog post: live updates from Harrisburg.
Get ready for our biggest cookie event of the year.
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) is ready to kick off its annual Girl Scout Cookie Mega Drop event tomorrow, Feb. 18 at 8 a.m.!
Mega Drop is an all-day distribution event where Girl Scout Troops stop at a distribution site near them to collect cookies to provide to their customers.
With four distribution sites at the Colonial Park Mall in Harrisburg; the Susquehanna Mall in Selinsgrove; PNC Field in Scranton; and York Water Company in York, the day is guaranteed to be action-packed!
Check back on this post tomorrow for LIVE updates from all four of our Mega Drop distribution sites and see this cookie-moving endeavor in action!
Coming up next on this blog post: live updates from Harrisburg tomorrow morning.