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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.

 

 

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!

    

 

Important Dates

October 2-November 22 — Online order taking period.
October 2-18 — In person order taking period.
October 18 — Parent deadline to enter orders into M2OS
October 22 — Troop deadline to enter orders into M2OS
November 13–22 — Girls deliver products and collect money
November 22 — online selling ends, last day to deliver product, girls turn in money
November 24 — Problem Collection Forms (PCF’s) & reward orders due
December 2 — 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.

Care to Share Program

Our council is collecting donations of product from the program for local military organizations like Riverbend Troop Support. 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 2020-2021 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.

Troop and Family Training Resources
Fall Product Program - Family Information
Fall Product Program - Families

Fall Product Program - Troop Product Managers
Fall Product Program - TPMs
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.