OTM Sendoff Celebration
Girl Scouts San Diego began Operation Thin MintSM in 2002 to give deployed U.S. military troops “a taste of home and a note to show we care.” Since then, U.S. Navy, Marine, Army, Air Force and National Guard troops stationed in Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan and Korea, and aboard ships around the globe have received over 3 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies and countless handwritten notes of support from San Diegans.
Celebrating our Partnership with USS Midway
Thank you to all who participated in our 17th annual Operation Thin Mint Sendoff on May 4 (photos). This was our 14th consecutive year of partnering with USS Midway! A cheering crowd of nearly 3,000 gathered on the historic ship’s flight deck as Girl Scouts revealed that San Diegans donated over 161,000 boxes of cookies this year for deployed U.S. military troops.
CBS News 8’s Marcella Lee emceed the event where attendees had the opportunity to personally thank military troops for their service to the U.S. and to write messages of support to accompany the cookies at Wells Fargo’s “Notes From Home” booth.
Professional female pilots Iovanka Todt (a NASA Engineer), Rosa Puig (a SPAWAR Engineer), and others shared their stories, and community partners offered hands-on activities throughout the event.
- Code with Her
- The Energy Coalition
- I Love a Clean San Diego
- National Marine Mammal Foundation
- One Way Out Self Defense
- San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
- San Diego Girls Rugby
- The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park