Girl Scout Cookies Simulate Medical Supplies

As reported by CNY Central in Syracuse:

cookieboxA national stockpile drill in Oswego County is helping the Health Department prepare for the worst, in a creative way.

The Health Department is using Girl Scout Cookies as a stand in for medical supplies to simulate the distribution of emergency medical supplies during critical health situations.

Different types of cookies are being used as a stand in for vaccines, respirators, and antidotes. Staff from the Oswego County Health Department sorted through the Girl Scout Cookies, which will be sent out to individual troops as a way to quickly and accurately distribute supplies.

This is the first year the Girl Scouts have teamed up with the Health Department to do this. They are working with Girl Scout troops in Oswego and Mexico.

They say it’s a win-win because it will help the health department test their readiness and saves a lot of work for Girl Scout volunteers.

To watch the video of staff from the Health Department sorting Girl Scout cookies, click here.

Don’t forget Girl Scout cookie booth sales start tomorrow! Visit to find out where cookies will be near you or download the free Girl Scout cookie app for iPhone or Android users.

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