Thanks to the generosity of residents who supported Operation Thin Mint, the Girl Scouts San Diego-Imperial Council will be sending more than 104,330 boxes of cookies to some of Americas finest: the military troops serving our country in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Between Jan. 26 and March 17, tens of thousands of San Diego County and Imperial County residents enlisted in Operation Thin Mint, which ran in conjunction with the 2002 Girl Scout cookie sale.
Their mission? To provide deployed U.S. military troops with "a taste of home, a note to say we care." And the overwhelming response from residents proved that they certainly did choose to accept their mission.
The first shipment of cookies began its journey overseas April 9 amid crowds of cheering Girl Scouts, volunteers and military representatives, including Rear Adm. Jose Betancourt, commander, Navy region southwest; Brig. Gen. (select) Terry Robling, U.S. Marine Corps.; and the Navy Band Southwest Ceremonial Band.