LHSU Cadette Sends GS Cookies to Female Soldiers in Zambian Army


I wanted to let you know about something very special that Bella B., a cadette in troop 1816, and her family did with Girl Scout Cookies.

This is a picture of a battalion journalist in the Zambian army.  As a girl, she was a member of the Girl Guides Association of Zambia.  (Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are very similar organizations and are both part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).)  As you may notice, she is holding a box of Thin Mints and looks very happy.

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Bella’s father, Peter, is in Zambia training soldiers in human rights in order to fight terrorism, human trafficking and female genital mutilation.  As you might imagine, life in Zambia is not easy – more than 60% of the population lives below the poverty line.  Though the literacy rate is high in the country, there aren’t many jobs available once young adults graduate from college.  Life is even harder in rural areas where periodic droughts, floods and disease like HIV/AIDS affect many people.

The box of cookies the soldier is holding costs about what she is paid each week.

Well done Bella and her family!  Thank you for being considerate and caring and making the world a better place.


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