The best way to start your Girl Scout year is participating in the Fall Product Program! Our Product Sales programs
GSSJC hosts two product sales each year. From late September to November, girls can participate in the Fall Product Program. This is a friends and family sale where girls sell delicious nuts and candies as well as magazine subscriptions. Troops earn 25% of the sale from each nut or candy item sold and $2 from each magazine subscription. It’s a great way to earn start-up funds for your troop right away. From January to March, GSSJC holds its annual Cookie Program (which is 103 years strong!). In 2019, at least 75 cents of the proceeds from each package sold went directly back to the troop. Plus, girls are learning five valuable skills they’ll continue to use for a lifetime: goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Both programs have digital elements online and via mobile apps, so girls can market their Fall Product or Cookie businesses by sending e-cards or emails, take orders on an app, track their sales and goals, and much more. Pretty cool, huh?
How girls use their Product Sales funds
Girls decide how they will use funds earned from our Product Sales programs. During the 2018-2019 membership year, troops earned more than $490,000 total from the Fall Product Program and approximately $3.1 million from the Cookie Program. Many troops use their proceeds to attend activities during the membership year, such as STEM workshops or sleepovers at area museums. They might also use their funds to go troop camping at their favorite camp. They also use their proceeds to fund take action projects for their communities. Girls may decide they want to use their proceeds to pay for part, or all, of their Girl Scout membership the following year. Others may put their funds towards a service project benefiting their favorite animal shelter. And many of our older girl troops opt to save their funds, year after year, to take a trip together during their final year of Girl Scouting. How Product Sales funds get used is up to the girls.
2019 Fall Product Program starts Sept. 20 Our Fall Product Program is about to start! Don’t miss out on your
daughter’s chance to participate in the Fall Product Program and her own personalized patch that looks just like her. Beginning Sept. 20, look for the link on our council website to get started. Please make sure to get online and help your Girl Scout create her Me2™ (an avatar that looks just like her). Send emails through the site to friends and family inviting them to shop online. Your Girl Scout’s Me2™ avatar will be part of her troop’s online photo and will also earn virtual rewards. By sending 12 emails and selling six magazines, she will earn a personalized patch with her name and Me2™ on it. She can choose to go on a Hot Air Balloon ride or go up to the Lookout Tower on her patch. She can also choose to be in her uniform or a safari outfit. Don’t miss out on all the fun! This program is easy, fun and a great way to earn startup funds for your troop!
Earn these patches during the Fall Product Program!
Create your avatar and sell 6 magazines to earn a personalized patch.
Fall Product Items for 2019 New items this year are Peppermint Pretzels and Thin Mint Chocolate Almonds. See the inside back cover to see the new tin that has Mint Treasures in them. Other items on the girls order card are:
Send 12 emails Sell 5 or more nut/candy or magazine items
Sell 30 or more nut/candy and magazine items
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Choc. Covered Almonds Deluxe Pecan Clusters Hot Cajun Crunch Cranberry Nut Mix Butter Toasted Peanuts Whole Cashews English Butter Toffee Mint Penguins
• Salsa Mix • Dk. Choc. Sea Salt Caramel • Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts • Almond Butter Cups • Pretzels, Holiday Tin
Plus, more items are available for sale in their online store. 8
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