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Fall Product Program

Girls can sell magazine subscriptions and delicious snacks, like nuts and chocolates, to their community. The funds earned during this fall program can go toward troop activities, like take action projects, badge-earning events, fun outings, and more.

Girl Scout families and friends can support a girl’s troop by renewing their favorite magazines, subscribing to new magazines, or ordering nuts and chocolates. When customers purchase fall products, troops earn 25% profit on the sales they make. This helps girls cover some of the costs of having a great Girl Scout year.

Psst, here’s a tip: these items make great holiday gifts!

Boost your troop profits:

  • Troops earn 25% profit on the sales they make
  • Troops with girls in grades 6-12 are offered 28% profit when they opt out of receiving recognitions.  
  • Profits for Juliettes are awarded to girls in the form of Program Credit.

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Digital Drawing

For every online sale made between October 21st and October 23rd, your name will be entered to win a Super Large Seal Plush. Drawing will be held live, Monday Oct 24th, on our Facebook Page

Meet her at Halloweekend on October 22nd!

 

Scavenger Hunt

To enter for the chance to win one of FIVE giant seals – the mascot for 2022 – girls must complete the following tasks:

  1. Visit gsnutsandmags.com/avatarbuilder to create a cool personal avatar. Adults interested in creating an avatar can visit: gsnutsandmags.com/councilavatarbuilder.
  2. Launch your online store.
  3. Send at least 18 emails to potential customers during the Fall Product Program.
  4. Share your site (social media, email, or text).
  5. Either print the avatar or bring it up on a cell phone and take it on our scavenger hunt. Take photos of your personal avatar checking off each item on the scavenger hunt list.
  6. Submit a contest entry form before October 31, 2022.

Winners will be rewarded on Facebook on November 1st at 6 pm.

 

 

 

Build Your Custom Avatar

Prior to the start of your Fall Product Program, girls and volunteers can build their own, custom avatars for digital sales. The links for the builders are below. Create your avatar to share on social media and more!

    

 

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Important Dates

September 30-November 20 — Online order taking period.
September 30-October 16— In person order taking period.
October 16 — Parent deadline to enter orders into M2OS
October 19 — Troop deadline to enter orders into M2OS
November 12–20 — Girls deliver products and collect money
November 20 — online selling ends, last day to deliver product, girls turn in money
November 23 —  Problem Collection Forms (PCF’s) & reward orders due
November 30  — ACH Pull

Adhering to these deadlines will ensure that your order is filled in a timely manner and that all involved in making this program a success will have a great experience.

Instant Rewards

For every 45 items you sell during the 2022 Fall Product Program, stop by the Girl Scout office closest to you between October 1st – December 3rd to choose a reward, have your photo taken, and have your photo shared on Social Media (with parent permission).

Check out our hours and locations.

Care to Share Program

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.

Tips for a Successful Sale
  1. Make sure every girl is registered for the 2021-2022 Girl Scout Program year.
  2. Visit gsnutsandmags.com/gseiwi and follow the prompts to participate in the online magazine and nut program. Please know your Troop number before beginning.
  3. Set up online accounts for each girl and encourage them to create their avatar.
  4. Start sending emails to family and friends and taking orders on your order card.
Ways to Participate

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!

In-Person Orders
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.

Safety Guidelines

Girls can market Fall Product items by sending emails to friends and family as long as they use:

  • a group email address
  • the address of a parent/guardian or adult volunteer
  • a blind email address in which the recipients cannot see the sender’s email address or through the online magazine/nut program website provided by M2/Ashdon Farms

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.

Fall Booth Sale

What is a Fall Booth Sale?

A fall booth sale is where a troop can set up in front of or inside a local business/organization, and sell nuts and candy from the Fall Program.

 

How does a troop have a Fall Booth?

  1. The troop TPM will need to order extra product to be delivered at the same time other items are arriving.
  2. The TPM must contact shellig@girlscoutstoday for approval of booth location.
  3. The troop TPM will be responsible for contacting the potential business and getting approval from the management or owner to hold a booth.
  4. There must be 2 adults at the booth (one must be a registered girl scout) and adults are NEVER to leave the Girl Scouts unattended.
  5. Same rules and etiquette for Cookie Booths apply to Fall Booths
  6. Funds collected at fall booth is the troops to keep (as these items will be ordered with troops orders and cannot be returned. If the troop is opting to hold fall booths they are responsible for all the costs of the extra products ordered.
  7. Fall Booths Can Start on Nov 9th 2022 and Last Till Nov 20th.
  8. Once items are sold before they can be moved over from troop inventory to sold under the girl(s) who participated in the booth sale.

How to order extra product for a booth sale

How to move extra items to girls

 

Fall Booth Rule and Guidelines

  • Review the Girl Scout Law. Your troop is representing Girl Scout to the community and is expected to behave in a professional manner.
  • Once troop leader, one adult and two to four girls are required to attend a booth sale.
  • Carry a cash box or money bag with change for customer
  • You can accept cash payments, and checks. You can use other forms of payment such as PayPal or Venmo, however your troop is responsible for any and all fees, and tax that come from these additional payment options. (In some cases if sales are over a certain amount you will receive tax forms that are the resp9onsiblity of the troop not GSEIWI)
  • Review the booth etiquette with everyone who is participating in the booth this is also the Cookie Booth etiquette and applies to both the Fall and Cookie Program booth policy. Cookie Booth Etiquette and Tips.pdf
Troop and Family Training Resources

Quick Tips for M2OS

Family Quick Tip Videos

TPM Quick Tip Videos


Troop Product Manager Training

5 Easy Steps to get started!

  1. Complete the online Troop Product Manager - Fall Training in gsLearn starting August 26, 2022
  2. E-sign Troop Product Manager Agreement form in gsLearn
  3. Attend your September Service Unit meeting to pick up materials, samples of new product, and learn about service unit specific information not included in the online training
  4. Hold a parent meeting to hand out materials and discuss important dates/deadlines
  5. Log in to M2OS and set up your Parent Guardian Email Blast to be sent out on September 30, 2022

That’s it – you are all set!

Not Participating with a Troop?

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 participate and your Girl Scout would like to participate, please fill out this form for non-troop members.

Counterfeit Money

Identifying Counterfeit Money

Hold the bill up to the light and look for:

  • Watermark: In the unprinted space to the right of the portrait, the watermark can be seen from both sides of the bill since it is not actually printed on the bill, but is embedded in the paper.
  • Security thread: This is a thin, embedded strip running from top to bottom on the face of the bill. On the $10 and $50 bills, the security strip is located to the right of the portrait. On $5, $20, and $100 bills, it is located to the left of the portrait.
  • Color-shifting ink: Tilt the bill back and forth and observe the numeral in the lower right-hand corner. On the $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills (produced in 2004 and later), the color shifts from copper to green. Bills produced between 1996 and 2003, will shift from green to black. Please note: The $5 bill does not have color-shifting, regardless of the year it was produced.

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.

Contactless Sale Tips

During the COVID-19 crisis, there are ways for Girl Scouts to participate in regular activities safely! Follow these do’s and don’ts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Do’s:

  • Contact your customer ahead of time to confirm the delivery time.
  • Wear a mask when you make a delivery.
  • Practice “no contact” deliveries or maintain social distancing of at least 6-feet.
  • If product hasn’t already been paid for, try to collect payment through Venmo, PayPal, or another mobile payment form.
  • Have an adult assist or make deliveries on behalf of a Girl Scout.
  • Write a handwritten thank-you note to the customer to deliver with their purchase.
  • Bring gloves, hand sanitizer, or sanitizing wipes for before and after deliveries.

Don’ts

  • Do not leave product on the doorstep without confirming the customer is home. 
  • Do not enter a customer’s home.
  • Do not shake hands or physically come in contact with the customer.
  • Do not leave boxes out in plain sight. Place them inside a paper bag or leave their purchase in an inconspicuous place.
  • Do not make deliveries if you feel uncomfortable and utilize Digital Cookie for direct shipping options for customers.
Digital Marketing Kit

With the help of an adult, Girl Scouts can utilize social media to reach out to friends and family! Check out the digital marketing kit to download graphic to use when promoting the sale.

Download Kit

 

Helpful Resources

NEW this year--custom door hangers and business cards!

  1. log into your M2 account
  2. Click on door hangers or business cards
  3. Print

 

Meet this year's Fall Sale mascot, the Monk Seal!

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Scientific Name - Monachus schauinslandi
Size - Monk seals can grow up to 7 feet long and can weigh as much as 600 lbs.
Diet - These seals are considered to be “generalist” feeders. Which means they eat a wide variety of foods depending on what’s available. The most common include fishes, squids, octopuses, eels and crustaceans (crabs, shrimps and lobsters)
Life Span - The average Hawaiian monk seal lives between 25-30 years.
Habitat - These seals are found on the main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. They live in warm, subtropical waters and spend two-thirds of their time at sea.
Predators - Sharks tend to be their biggest predators, specifically, Tiger Sharks.

Fun Facts

  • They can remain under water for up to 20 minute.
  • They can dive more than 1800 feet deep, the length of FIVE football fields, but prefer to swim in shallow waters of 200 feet or less.
  • They love to sleep on beaches for days at a time.