At the beginning of the new troop year in the fall, Girl Scouts sell magazine subscriptions and nuts and candies to earn funds for activities troop activities, like take action projects, badge-earning events, fun outings, and more.
Personalize your patch by choosing from two scenes. You have the option to select from a safari outfit or Girl Scout attire.
Girl Scouts who have 5+ online Fall Product orders between October 23 and November 26 will be invited to a special Zoom call with Rachel Katstaller, author of Itzel and the Ocelot. 20 of those Girl Scouts will be chosen at random for a free autographed copy of the book!
Our council is collecting donations of product from the program for local military organizations like Iowa's Bravest. Customers can help in this effort by contributing towards the Care to Share program.
Download custom door hangers and business cards!
Identifying Counterfeit Money
Hold the bill up to the light and look for:
If You Receive Counterfeit Money
If you suspect counterfeit money, do not put yourself or girls in danger. Do not attempt to return the bill(s) to the passer and contact your bank and local authorities.
Spoiler Alert: Counterfeit pens are unreliable
These highly popular pens used to detect counterfeit bills are no longer reliable indicators of whether a bill is counterfeit. An alternate option is to use ultraviolet light, but these also come with limitations because they are difficult to use outside. More information on how to spot counterfeit money can be found at secretservice.gov/data/KnowYourMoney.pdf.
Problem Collection Forms
In the event that a parent does not turn in their Fall Product Program money by the due date, complete a Problem Collection Form (PCF). As the Troop Product Manager, you are required to complete this form for any outstanding balance - no matter who the parent or the money owed.
Do not pay the past due amount with troop proceeds.
As soon as the money is turned in, council will end the problem collection process and there will be no further action. The form must be turned in to Finance by November 28th, 2023.
Checks returned against your troop are the responsibility of the council. If you get a returned check, follow the instructions on the Returned Check Form.
Third-Party Payment Processing
We have guidelines and policies in place for troops bank accounts and the use of Third-Party Service Organizations (TSO) such as Pay Pal, Venmo, Square (etc.) for volunteers.
Your Troop can decide to participate in one or more ways that don’t overlap with other activities at school. For an easy participation option that involves no physical money collection, your Troop can even participate in online sales only.
Shipped Online Orders
Girls create their own online store that offers magazines and nut and candy items online to help girls reach friends and family who live at a distance.
Girl Delivery Online Orders
Girls create their own online store that offers magazines and nut and candy items online. Customers shop from the very same online store, but certain nut and candy items are able to be delivered by the girl!
Girls visit potential customers to collect orders for nuts and candy products. Payment is not expected until delivery. Customers also have the option of purchasing nut items to be donated to regional military through our Care to Share program.
Girls can market Fall Product items by sending emails to friends and family as long as they use:
Girls who are 13 years and older may use social networking sites that are closed communities, such as Facebook, to market Fall Product to friends and family.
Girls writing notes for recipients of product emails or announcements online should sign with their first names and Troop number only.
Sales may not be transacted online. For example, through a site that has an electronic shopping cart, online auction sites, or public sale sites such as eBay and Craigslist. The only exception to this is GSUSA-approved magazine vendor programs provide to girls.
Girl Scouts should sign the GSUSA Online Safety Pledge.
What is a Fall Product Program Booth Sale?
A Fall Product Program booth sale is a place where a troop can set up in front of or inside a local business/organization or other approved location and sell nuts and candy from the Fall Product Program.
How does a troop have a Fall Product Program Booth Sale?
Fall Product Program Booth Rule and Guidelines
Quick Tips for M2OS
Family Quick Tip Videos
TPM Quick Tip Videos
Troop Product Manager Training
5 Easy Steps to get started!
That’s it – you are all set!
Girl Scouts and their families can use social media as a tool to share their online stores! Girl Scouts who are 13 or older and caretakers of Girl Scouts may use social networking sites that are closed communities, such as Facebook or Instagram, to market the Fall Product Program to friends and family.
Download graphics from the Fall Product Program Digital Marketing kit to share on social media or send to friends and family.
Not in a troop or your troop doesn’t plan to participate? Not a problem. We encourage ALL girls to participate in both our Fall Sale Program and our Cookie Sale Program.
If your girl is not in a troop or belongs to a troop that has chosen not to participate and your Girl Scout would like to participate, please fill out this form for non-troop members.