Liz Brobst’s mission is to provide every United States Soldier with a box of Girl Scout cookies. She has been working on that mission by donating thousands of boxes aboard the Madam Carroll during the annual ‘Proud to be an American’ boat parade, which takes place around the 4th of July.
This past Sunday, Brobst was also a part of the collection drive for the United States troops at Walmart, where she was able to donate hundreds of boxes of Girl Scout cookies that will be sent overseas to United States Soldiers.
Brobst is only 12-years-old and has been a part of troop #198 for 7 years now and her mission has always been clear.
“I have a lot of family members in the Army and Air Force. So I just kind of wanted to give back to them,” began Brobst. “When I started this seven years ago, my goal was only a couple of hundred of boxes. But once I got into it, I found it easier to sell them and now I am in the thousands. This year I have already collected over 1,600 boxes of cookies for the soldiers.”
Although it is not publicized, Brobst is the top cookie seller for the Girl Scouts of Indiana by selling over 9,000 boxes so far.
She has not received any sort of patches or award of any kind for her hard work, but the Girl Scouts of America has started something new this year where, through a contest, one lucky Girl Scout will win a trip to New York City. The lucky winner will also have their photo on a box of Girl Scout cookies.
“Doing this for our troops and veterans is heartwarming. When I pass out these cookies to the Veterans on the Madam Carroll, it melts their heart. This experience has moved us to tears quite a bit, to be able to give back and say thank you with a box of cookies, “Brobst concluded.
If you would like to help Brobst with reaching her goal, she will be at the Circle K gas station in Lafayette near SIA on Thursday, or you can contact Brobst by calling (765) 490-5341 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.