Operation Taste of Home (OTH) is Chesapeake Bay’s gift of caring program, which allows those less fortunate and military organizations to receive a gift of Girl Scout Cookies or a nut item/magazine.
About Operation Taste of Home
For Fall Product: Girls collect donations in $7.00 increments, then Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay delivers nut/candy products to local charities and/or food banks at the end of the program season. Girls do not deliver donated products. Each donation is credited to the girl’s sales and the troop still receives proceeds for each donation sold.
For Cookie: Each Service Unit across GSCB will select a local charity/organization (or more than one) such as food pantries, crisis centers, blood banks, etc. to make a donation of 50% of their OTH sales made during the 2023 Cookie Program. The other 50% of the OTH sales made by the Service Unit will be donated to the USO (United Service Organization) to be delivered to a number of different military support organizations for distribution to soldiers coming and going in service throughout the Delmarva Peninsula.
Tips for Selling OTH Donations
Ask! It’s that easy. Most customers don’t know what OTH is, so we suggest a display poster or box wrap.
If you can’t eat ’em, treat ’em! For various reasons (including health reasons), some customers may opt out of eating Girl Scout Cookies or nuts/candy. Promote OTH sales by making your own drop box for donations. It will be a visual display only, but may entice donations.
Say Thank You! Share the OTH Donation Receipt with any customer who chooses to make a donation.