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One Troop, One Corporation, Many Soldiers

One Troop, One Corporation, Many Soldiers

Southlake Girl Scout Troop works with Lockheed Martin to bring American Troops in Iraq a taste of home. The troop "cookie mom" is related to a Chaplain serving in Iraq. Photo available.

Southlake, TX (PRWEB) May 11, 2005

Southlake students who are members of Girl Scout Troop 4079, a Studio 2B Troop, were thrilled with the idea of their cookie mom, Daphne Biddle. Daphne is an employee of Lockheed Martin who suggested a co-venture shipment of Girl Scout Cookies to the troops in Iraq.

The cookies were sent to Navy Cmdr. Stephen Pike, a chaplain for the Marine Corps Regimental Combat Team 1 stationed at Camp Fallujah, Iraq. Chaplain Pike, a relative of the cookie mom, will be distributing the cookies to soldiers all over the country. “With the help of Lockheed Martin who purchased many boxes and covered shipment, we were able to ship 38 cases of cookies. Many of these were purchased by Lockheed Martin employees. Also, Health Care Associates of Irving allowed us to put a cookie booth in their waiting room and collect donations from patients and staff,” stated Troop Leader Judy Gaman.

On April 28th the girls met to ship the 468 boxes to Iraq. “I am so pleased to see the response Lockheed Martin gave to this cause. The shipment alone, which they covered solely, was well over $500,” reported Daphne Biddle, “It makes me proud to be one of their engineers.”

Troop 4079 consists of Natalie Alberto, Michelle Biddle, Brittany Camp, Katheryn Camp, and Stephanie Ledak. The troop leaders are Judy Gaman and Kathy Krammes. Daphne Biddle is a parent and the 2005 cookie mom. The troop has been together since 1998 and has completed many events, including a trip to Washington DC where they recieved an up-close and personal appreciation for what the troops in Iraq are fighting for.

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