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.
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 3 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. See feedback from the troops below.
During Girl Scout Cookie season, you can contact your favorite Girl Scout, or find a Girl Scout Cookie booth near you to make an OTM donation.
"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