We are extremely grateful for the community’s compassionate response to the theft of cookie money from a 12-year-old member of Girl Scout Troop 4565. The girl involved and her mother have been touched by the reactions of people who were on the scene, as well as concerned individuals who learned about the incident. They also praised the San Diego Police Department for its excellent response.
All of the stolen money has been replaced by donations from generous members of the community. Funds in excess of that amount lost will be contributed to Operation Thin MintsSM in the name of Troop 4565. Operation Thin MintSM is a local program that sends Girl Scout Cookies and notes of support to deployed U.S. military troops. For additional information, phone (619) 610-0731.
Thank you to the San Diegans who purchased cookies and donated to Operation Thin MintSM in 2017, the 100th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies.
More than 13,000 local girls participated in cookie sales this year, learning valuable life and leadership skills while raising money for their troop activities and community service projects. All proceeds stay local, and also fund camp, volunteer training, and the financial assistance that keeps Girl Scouting available and affordable.