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Fall Product Sales

Fall Product

Programming | Resources | Products | How it Works | Proceeds

The Fall Product Sale is a council-sponsored program that combines educational activities with money earning opportunities for the troops. The Fall Sale is directed toward family and friends- those closest to Girl Scouting and enables troops to earn start up 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 Sale!

Fall Product Sale Programming

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 Sale teaches Girl Scouts 5 core skills to grow into leaders in their own life, in business and in the world.

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

Goal Setting:
Setting goals is the key to a successful sale. 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 Sale Programming and don’t skip the Goal Setting and Decision Making skill building! The Fall Product Sale isn’t as simple as saying “sell 350 boxes of cookies” since the product line is varied. 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!


Join the 100 club by selling combined items from
Ashdon Farms & M2 Media!

Troop Resources

Download the Troop Fall Training presentation.

The Fall Product Sale Program is managed in the Nut-e web based system by Troop, Service Unit and Association volunteers. It is also the system used by council to order product as well as rewards. The Service Unit Fall Product Chair will be sure the troop is provided login information. Registered girls names will be uploaded prior to the sale start date though 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); the web link address for Nut-e as well as specifics on troop deposit procedures.

Product Offerings

Ashdon Farms:
There are 16 delicious nut and candy selections. Items will be sold in a three tiered pricing structure of $6.00, $7.00, $8.00 and $9.00. The product is extremely high quality and will have 2 items offered in decorative collectors tins. 

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M2 Media:
It’s not just magazines! Magazines, and educational subscription kits make for an easy sell. With the M2 Media program, those same magazine sales can benefit the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital with 50% of the                                            purchase price from every sale going directly to council,                                      not the publishers.    

How it Works

There are two ways for troops to earn proceeds:

  1. Selling Magazines
    • Customers order and pay for magazines online. Magazines will arrive to the customer in 4 to 6 weeks.
  2. Selling Nuts & Candy
    • Girls can take orders via a nut order card
    • Customers can order from the online nut and candy store
      • When the girls send emails there will be a link to both the Magazines and Nuts and Candy. 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 Scout's Nations Capital members register by clicking here.
  • Girls create their Me2 avatar and set up their profile.
  • With parent/guardian permission, girls invite friends and family to shop online for both magazines and nuts & candy by entering their email addresses.

Girls can create their own avatar- when they send 12 emails and sell 5 online magazine orders they will receive a patch with the image of their avatar on it personalized with their name.

Girls reaching the program goals will have an opportunity of earning the special Cookie Avatar Patch

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Troop Proceeds

Girls earn proceeds for their troop for each magazine subscription or nut/candy 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 Sale:

  • 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.

Troops have the opportunity to earn an additional 2% regardless if they are taking rewards or not. Troops must have an average of $150 per girl selling to earn the tiered-proceeds incentive.

Super Troop Award

Troops  that have an average of $175 per girl selling will receive an additional 2% on the Fall Sale Program and will receive an additional 2 cents per box during the Cookie Sale Program.

Associations with a 3% increase over 2016 sales volume will receive 1% proceeds on ALL sales by Association Troops. 


Fall Product Sales Timeline


Training of Service Unit Fall Product Chairs
These will held locally by the Fall Product Sale Association Chair

Training of Troop Fall Product Chairs
Scheduled locally by SUFPC for early September

Selling Period

Order Taking
September 18 - October 20, 2017

Online Sale extended
October 21 - November 12, 2017

Product Delivery

—Delivery will be scheduled by Service Unit between November 13-17, 2017

Nut & Candy 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!

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