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OTM Sendoff and Family Festival

Thank you to everyone who joined us 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, top 10 OTM Superstars, and Elite Cookie Entrepreneurs.

Check out the photos.

We celebrated shipping 4 million packages of Girl Scout Cookies since 2002 to deployed troops! Attendees took photos with costumed cookie characters, shopped at the onsite Girl Scout store, visited community partner booths, explored the Midway Museum after hours, and danced the night away.

Registration Information

Important information: Registration

A small admission fee to the OTM Sendoff and Family Festival is new this year. The $5 fee per person helps Girl Scouts San Diego produce a fabulous event featuring…

  • Admission to the USS Midway Museum (a $20 value)
  • "Life of a Naval Aviator" tour
  • An OTM Celebration and DJ dance party
  • Fun activities with community partners

The following Girl Scouts will receive complimentary admission for themselves plus two guests:

  • 2023 Elite Entrepreneurs (EE)
  • 2023 Top 10 OTM Entrepreneurs

Our product program team will notify these Girl Scouts after the cookie programs ends. If you already reached EE status, you may hold off on registering for the event until we notify you.

Financial aid is available for Girl Scout members, and anyone under 4 years old is free.

Event Logistics


Guests may bring these items

  • Small meal items (e.g., brown-bag dinners or takeout meals); snacks will be available for purchase; no food deliveries (strictly enforced)
  • Six-pack size coolers (no larger coolers or wagons)
  • Small blankets to use while picnicking on the flight deck
  • Strollers and wheelchairs, if occupied by an individual

Items not permitted

  • Alcohol
  • Glass containers
  • Wagons
  • Unoccupied strollers or wheelchairs
  • Coolers larger than six-pack size

Entry policies

All bags are subject to be checked prior to boarding. 

OTM Merchandise

These vintage looking 100% cotton storm camo t-shirts are 4.5 oz with an extra soft feel. Available in ladies semi-fitted (sizes x-small-3x), adult unisex (sizes small-4x), and youth sizes (sizes x-small- xl). They are available for pre-order when you register for the event. $26.88 (tax is included)




This hoodie in storm camo is available in adult sizes only (small-3x). It's a 7.4 oz, 60/40 cotton/poly blend for a comfortable fit. They are available for pre-order when you register for the event. $53.82, sales tax included.





The OTM patch is $2.16, sales tax included. It is available for pre-order when you register for the event.



USS Midway Museum

A special thank you for 19 years of support and Midway magic!

2023 Sponsors
4-Star Partners
  • Mission Fed
  • RJS Law
3-Star Partners
GEICO Philanthropic Foundation
2022 OTM Sendoff Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the OTM Sendoff and Family Festival on Saturday, May 14, 2022, which marked 17 years of partnering with the USS Midway Museum. Girl Scouts San Diego was thrilled to welcome more than 1,100 attendees aboard one of San Diego’s most popular visitor attractions! 

With an exciting program led by Heather Lake from FOX 5 San Diego and our very own CEO Carol Dedrich, we honored 59 Elite Entrepreneur Girl Scouts (those who sold 2,022+ packages) and 10 OTM Superstars. Girl Scouts San Diego revealed that this year's cookie customers donated more than 170,000 packages of cookies to deployed US military troops.

Special shout out to Troop 5912, led by Irene Barajas, who held a color guard presentation by Lila F. (caller), Leilany R. (American flag), Gioselyn G., Azul R., Emylee N., Belany N., and Citlali G.

Attendees personally thanked military troops for their service by writing messages of support to accompany the cookies at our “Notes From Home” booth. All guests had an opportunity to shop the Girl Scouts Pop-up Store and participate in hands-on activities, hosted by our community partners and event sponsors.

An epic sendoff party requires some time to boogie! Girl Scouts and their families finished the night with a dance party led by DJ De’Ondre, who kept the party rockin’!



Sponsorships: Desiree Perez, 619-610-0801
Event information: Dayana Silva-James, 619-610-0737