Clearfield, PA – Some local Girl Scouts have donated cookies to give kids a treat while they’re going through difficult situations.

Girl Scout Troop 41997 from Houtzdale donated 38 boxes of their famous cookies to the Child Advocacy Center of Clearfield County.

The CAC-CC is where children and families go whenever police and CYS are investigating child abuse allegations. They try to provide a calm and even sometimes fun place where children can relax as much as they can while being interviewed about traumatic situations.

District Attorney Bill Shaw Jr. was there to recognize the Houtzdale Girl Scouts and thank them for their hard work. Shaw says the girls from Troop 41997 have been collaborating with the CAC-CC to help increase awareness of Child Abuse Prevention for three consecutive years.

Troop 41997 first became involved with the CAC-CC during 2017 when they began working on their “Bronze Award,” which is a great honor to earn for Girl Scouts.

This year, Troop 41997 donated 38 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies.  Shaw explained that when a Girl Scout sells Girl Scout Cookies, there is a space on the sales form for donations of cookies called “Gift of Caring.”   These “Gifts of Caring” are then donated to the organization of the Girl Scout Troop’s choice. Troop 41997 selected to donate their Girl Scout Cookies to the CAC-CC for use when children victims visit the center.

Shaw thanked the Girl Scouts from Troop 41997 for their generous donation and continued support of the CAC-CC.

Shaw explained that the CAC-CC would not be possible without the collaboration and support of the Clearfield County Multi-Disciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT) and community members.  Shaw expressed that if you are interested in supporting the CAC-CC to contact [email protected]


Anyone with knowledge or information about a crime is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at (800)-376-4700.

All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.  Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney web site at “” and selecting “Report A Crime”.

Girl Scouts donate cookies CACCC