Girl Scout Cookies head to Maine troops overseas. 

Maine troops overseas will soon be getting a little taste of home, thanks to some local Girl Scouts. “Troops from Maine put their lives on the line, every day, so that I can live mine.”This cookie season has been a little different for 5 Girl Scout troops from Waldo County.As they went door to do to sell cookies, they came up with a special idea. “I actually had a gentleman say that he wasn’t interested in ordering any cookies for himself, but if we knew of anyone that was sending cookies to troops, that he would be more than happy to partake in that.”So the Girl Scouts teamed up with folks from the Belfast National Guard Armory, to collect money, to buy cookies, to send to Maine troops overseas. “It blossomed in a short hurry and the support from the community was just overwhelming.” “We raised over 15 Hundred dollars, and that’s 537 boxes of cookies that are going to go overseas.” “We will cover the postage to get them to soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, anywhere else troops may be deployed.”The first batch will go out to the 286th out of Bangor.Staff Sergeants Paul Lawrence and David Trojecki say this is one of the most positive missions they’ve ever been a part of. “This is one of the better ones to be able to give these folks a little taste of home.” “That would certainly make my day…The Girl Scouts of America sending a little bit of America to us.”And the Girl Scouts are excited to know they’re making a difference in the lives of some Maine troops. “It’ll make them feel like we actually care that they’re doing it…not that we just take it for granted.” “We’re thanking the troops and thanking them for serving our country and keeping us safe.” “We’re gonna make them feel like home.”The cookies will be collected and sorted this Saturday morning at the Belfast National Guard Armory.They will be sent out to troops on Monday.