OTM Sendoff Family Festival
Everyone (family, friends, troops, and more!) is invited aboard the USS Midway Museum for an exciting evening on the flight deck, featuring music, interactive booths, and a patriotic pep rally honoring the Operation Thin Mint℠ (OTM) Program, our troops, and Cookie Pros.
Salute our military as we celebrate shipping over 3 million packages of Girl Scout Cookies to deployed troops and veterans! Bring a picnic dinner or enjoy food from the concession stand, take photos with costumed cookie characters, shop at the onsite Girl Scout shop, visit community partner booths, and explore the Midway Museum after hours!
Elite entrepreneurs (2019+ packages) will arrive and depart by helicopter. Operation Thin Mint℠ Superstars (100+ OTM package donations) will receive a special gift.
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