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Operation Thin Mint

Operation Thin Mint® (OTM) is a local Girl Scout service project that originated in San Diego in 2002. Since then, our Girl Scout troops and their generous cookie customers have sent over 2.5 million boxes of America's favorite cookies and countless notes of support to deployed troops serving around the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, Japan, Korea, and the Persian Gulf, Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. See feedback from the troops.

 We collect "notes to show we care" year-round to send to deployed troops and veterans with shipments of OTM cookies. Print blank OTM notecards, decorate, and return to any Girl Scouts San Diego office or resource center.


"Grown men do cry! The Operation Thin Mint cookies brought back memories of home. With all our hearts, thank you for thinking of us."

Deanna Moore, Supply Officer, USNS PATHFINDER (T-AGS-60)

"Thank you for the cookies. It just feels like a little piece of home was delivered to us!"

LS1(SW/AW) Jennifer Workman, USN, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)

"Two things Marines overseas look forward to are letters from family and Girl Scout cookies. So believe me when I say we are thankful for your support and thoughtfulness."

SGT J.T. Drake, USMC; U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

"We have just received a shipment of Girl Scout cookies out here in Djibouti (Horn of Africa). We are very thankful!"

PO3 Tiffany Woodruff, USN; U.S. Central Command

"What a morale booster! Thank you for keeping our soldiers in your thoughts."

First Sergeant Kerry Wood, USA; Camp Humphreys, Korea