Operation Thin Mint℠ (OTM) is a local Girl Scout service project that
originated in San Diego in 2002. This year with support from the
community, Girl Scouts are on track to hit an impressive milestone of
reaching a cumulative 4 million packages 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
Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.
To honor the Operation Thin Mint Program, our troops, and Elite
Cookie Entrepreneurs, 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. This year's Operation Thin Mint Sendoff and Family Festival
will take place on Friday, April 14.
"Grown men do cry! The Operation Thin Mint cookies brought back
memories of home. With all our hearts, thank you for thinking of
— 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
"The Girl Scout Cookies were such a morale booster! Thank you
for keeping our soldiers in your thoughts."
— First Sergeant Kerry Wood, USA; Camp Humphreys, Korea