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March 14, 2014
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU's President Norton supports 
Girl Scouts' military cookie sale

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Samoas are everywhere this time year - including Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton's Office, where Girl Scouts came calling as part of their effort to sell cookies and support U.S. military troops.

Norton bought the first three boxes of cookies that girls from Troop 26380 presented for Operation Sweet Appreciation: A Taste of Home.

The Scouts also brought boxes of cookies to be sold at SRU's Center for Student Involvement and Leadership Office in the Smith Student Center as part of "Operation Sweet Appreciation," the national Girl Scout initiative that sends a "taste of home" to U.S. Armed Forces serving overseas. The non-profit Operation Troop Aid organization ships the cookies to U.S. soldiers. Cookies are $4 per box.

Norton greeted the local Scouts in her office and explained an antique clock in the reception area. She asked about their involvement in Scouting and the history of the organization, mentioning Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girls Scouts in the U.S.

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