Pinckneyville Troop #8842 has a tradition of "adopting" area military members who are serving overseas. Most recently, they have connected to soldier David Phoenix. The troop was able to take David out to dinner before he was deployed to Afghanistan, where they sent him letters and care packages. During the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they even sent 53 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies he was able to share with his company. The girls, along with their leaders Patti Bardle and Amber Skinner, enjoy being able to show their support for our American Troops - sometimes communicating with up to three soldiers at a time.