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Fall Product Program

The Fall Product Program is a council-sponsored program that combines educational activities with money earning opportunities for the troops. The Fall Product Program is directed toward family and friends- those closest to Girl Scouting and enables troops to earn startup money by selling magazine subscriptions as well as nuts and candy.

Thank you for your support of the girls, troops and the council by purchasing or participating in the Fall Product Program!

Fall Product Program

Programming focuses on leadership, collaboration and exploring personal values through discovering, connecting and taking action to help girls explore their future potential.

The 5 Skills
The Fall Product Program teaches Girl Scouts 5 core skills to grow into leaders in their own life, in business and in the world.

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Goal Setting: A girl will set nut, chocolate and magazine sales goals individually and, with her team, creates a plan to reach them. She develops cooperation and team building skills all along the way.

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Decision Making: A girl will help decide how her team spends their nut, chocolate and magazine money, furthering critical thinking and problem solving skills.

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Money Management: A girl takes nut, chocolate and magazine orders, handles customers' money, and gains valuable and practical life skills around financial literacy.

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People Skills: A girl learns how to talk to, listen to and work with all kinds of people while selling nut, chocolate and magazines. These experiences help her develop healthy relationships and conflict resolution skills that she can use throughout her life.

 

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Business Ethics: A girl will be honest and responsible at every step of the nut, chocolate and magazine sale. Her business ethics reinforce the positive values she is developing as a Girl Scout.

Online Learning:
For online learning activities designed to enhance the troop program activity pieces, click here!

Goal Setting:
Setting goals is the key to success. Troops and girls who set goals earn big. Talk about what your plans are for the fall and what the funding would be needed to make it happen. Give your girls the opportunity to fully experience Product Programming and don't skip the Goal Setting and Decision Making skill building! By leveraging all product options, the girls can discover, connect and take action to meet their troop's funding needs.

For example, in a troop with 10 girls: If each girl sells 3 magazine orders and 20 nut items, the troop earns $266!

Troop Resources

The Fall Product Program is managed in the Nut-e web based system by Troops and Service Units. It is also the system used by council to order product and rewards. The Service Unit Product Program Manager will be sure the troop is provided login information. Registered girls names will be uploaded prior to the start date. Newly registered girls can be easily added as they join your troop. Use the links below for the Troop Nut-e User manual (which is also accessible from within the system) and the web link address for Nut-e.

Product Offerings
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There are 16 delicious nut and candy selections. Items will be sold in a three tiered pricing structure of $6.00, $7.00 and $8.00. The product is extremely high quality and will have 2 items offered in decorative collectors tins.

 

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How it Works

There are two ways for troops to earn proceeds:

1.    Magazines

  • Customers order and pay for magazines online. Magazines will arrive to the customer in 4 to 6 weeks.

2.    Nuts & Chocolates

  • Girls can take orders via a nut order card
  • Customers can order from the online nut and chocolate store
    • When the girls send emails there will be a link to both the Magazines and Nuts & Chocolates. Customers can purchase online and have the items directly shipped to them. Nuts and candy are paid for by credit card and shipped directly to the customer. Customers will incur a shipping fee.

Getting Started:

  • Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia members register by clicking here
    • Girls create their avatar and set up their profile.
    • With parent/guardian permission, girls invite friends and family to shop online for both magazines and nuts & chocolates by entering their email addresses.
Troop Proceeds

Girls earn proceeds for their troop for each magazine subscription or nut/chocolate order sold online. Additionally, girls in troops that opt-in for rewards will receive credit toward their rewards for online orders. Girls can check back throughout the sale to track their progress and enter additional email addresses to meet their goals.

There are two main options when it comes to how your troop is rewarded for their participation in the Fall Product Program:

  • The Traditional Plan (Rewards)
  • Girls work towards fun Reward items to be awarded for individual girl achievement. The troop earns: 10% on all sales
  • The Additional Proceeds Plan (No Rewards)
  • The troop chooses proceeds instead of reward items. Note: This is a girl decision and majority rules! The troop earns: 15% on all sales but no rewards. Girls will be awarded patches.

 

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Fall Product Program Timeline
 

Important Dates

September 8 - Online orders begin
September 19 - Order card taking begins
October 12 - Troop orders due in nut-E
October 14 - ACH forms due to GSCV or postmarked by
October 27 - Product deliveries and pick up
November 1 - Cupboards open
November 5 - Cupboards close
November 10 - Paper magazine orders due to GSCV or postmarked by
November 14 - Recognition orders due in nut-E
November 16 - Payments due/ACH payments or postmarked by

Product Delivery

Delivery will be scheduled by Service Unit beginning October 27

Nut & Chocolate delivery is perfect timing for Holiday giving! Thoughtful gifts for teachers, bus drivers, and postal workers, Use as a hostess gift or for the gift exchange at the office. Order some extras for those last minute gift needs!

Care to Share

With our council-wide Care to Share Program, Girl Scouts are able to make a difference in our community by thanking those who already make a difference through our partnership with the Central Virginia USO.

Girls who sell 5 or more items to donate qualify for a special patch.

Participation means the girls do all the selling and the council will take care of collecting and delivering the items to the USO on behalf of all girls who participated.

Resources

With our council-wide Care to Share Program, Girl Scouts are able to make a difference in our community by thanking those who already make a difference through our partnership with the Central Virginia USO.

Girls who sell 5 or more items to donate qualify for a special patch.

Participation means the girls do all the selling and the council will take care of collecting and delivering the items to the USO on behalf of all girls who participated.

For Volunteers

 

Thanks for your support and participation in the Fall Product Program!