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Operation Thin Mint

April is OTM 20th Anniversary Month

We’re teaming up with our longtime community partner, the USS Midway Museum, to observe two decades of our biggest councilwide service project. The museum will feature an Operation Thin Mint anniversary exhibit during April and provide free admission to current girl members when they arrive wearing a Girl Scout uniform, vest, sash, or Daisy smock. Watch this page and our social media outlets (@sdgirlscouts) for details about how everyone can join in the celebration.

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 3.25 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.

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OTM 2021 Goal
It's the 20th Anniversary of Operation Thin Mint!

Let's send at least 200,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to military troops overseas and local veterans. Every $5 donation to a Girl Scout during cookie season equals one package. Reach out to your favorite Girl Scout today and watch our thermometer grow. Customers have donated 128,290 OTM packages so far! Updated March 4, 2021.

Help us send 200,000 notes!

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

During Girl Scout Cookie season, you can contact your favorite Girl Scout or let us connect you with one 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 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

"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