Fall Product Sales

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!

Product Sale Programing

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

Five skills girls learn through the programs

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Goal Setting

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Decision Making

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Money Management

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People Skills

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Business Ethics 

ONLINE LEARNING ACTIVITIES

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

GOAL SETTING ACTIVITIES

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!  Fall Product isn’t as simple as saying “sell 350 boxes of cookies” since the product line is varied. But by leveraging all product options, the girls can discover, connect and take action to meet their troop’s funding needs.\

For example a Troop with 10 girls

  • If each girl sells…
    • 3 Magazine orders
    • 20 nut items
  • Troop earns $266!
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Join the 100 club by selling combined items from Ashdon Farms and M 2 Media!

Troop Resources

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 offers sixteen delicious nut and candy selections

  • These items will be sold in a three tiered pricing structure of $6.00, $7.00, $8.00 and $9.00. The product is of extremely high quality and will have 2 items offered in decorative collectors tins. 

M 2 Media Offers a Wide Variety of Products

  • It’s not just magazines! Magazine and books make for an easy sell. With the M2 Media program, those same magazine sales can benefit GSCNC with 45% of the purchase price from every sale going directly to council, not the publishers.

How it Works

All Fall Sale options in one envelope and there are two ways for troops to earn proceeds

Taking orders for magazines

  • Customers can order online or via paper forms

Nut and candy items

  • Girls take orders via a nut order card
  • Online Nut and Candy Store-When the girls send emails for magazines they can select to add the link for nuts and candy.  Customers can purchase online and have the items directly shipped to them. (customers will have 25 items to choose from)

Customers Pay Up Front

  • Collect all money when orders are placed
  • Once product is delivered, you are done

MAGAZINE/NUT Online Program

Girls can invite family and friends to support GSCNC through online sales and it takes less than 15 minutes to get started!  Girls complete the interactive learning activity and enter email addresses to allow friends and family to shop online for magazines, nut and candy.

When a girl sets up her online email program, she can offer nut and candy items to their family and friends that will be receiving emails. She can select all of her email contacts to receive the offer to order nuts and candy or just a few.

Magazines are paid for online with a credit card and will arrive to the customer sooner than orders placed on the paper order forms.

Nuts and candy are paid by credit card  and shipped directly to the customer. Customers will incur a shipping fee.

It’s easier than you think!

  • Register by clicking here
  • The girls complete the interactive learning activity and set up her profile.
  • Order your family’s subscriptions easily online and invite friends and family to shop online by entering or uploading their email addresses
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Subscriptions start faster
  • No paper forms to complete
  • At the end of the sale, print the Girls Online Sales Report and turn it in with all your other orders (paper magazine and Ashdon Farms treats) with payment to your troop    

Girls will receive the Online patch for entering 12 or more email addresses and earn proceeds for their troop for each magazine subscription or nut/candy order sold online.  Additionally, girls 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.  At the end of the program, girls/parents will receive a reminder email to print the Girl Online Sales Report showing magazines , nut and candy online orders. Just turn in the Girl Online Sales Report to the Troop Fall Product Sale Chair along with your other orders by the troop deadline date.

“New 2015” Girls can create their own avatar- when they sell 5 online magazine orders they will receive a patch with the image of their avatar on it personalized with their name.

Troop Proceeds

Fall sale is an easy way for troops to earn start up funds

  • Traditional Plan is when girls work towards fun Reward items to be awarded for individual girl achievement. The troop earns:
    • 10% on all sales
      • Nut and candy items and  online orders
      • Online and paper magazine orders
  • Additional Proceeds is when the troop chooses, instead of Reward Items, as a team  proceeds instead of reward items but remember, it’s a GIRL decision and MAJORITY rules!
    • 15% on all sales but no rewards (Patches will be Awarded)
      • Nut and candy items and  online orders
      • Online and paper magazine orders

The 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 reward :  troops that have an average of $175 per girl selling  will receive an additional 1% 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 2014 sales volume will receive 1% proceeds on ALL sales by Association Troops.

Fall Product Timeline

Training

  • Training of Assn Fall Product Chairs
    Aug 9, 2015  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Washington DC GSCNC Office
    4301 Connecticut Ave NW #M-2
    Washington DC 20008
  • Informational Session Assn. and SU Fall Product Chairs
    Aug 22, 2015 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    North Bethesda Marriot and Confrence Center
  • 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 21- October 23, 2015
    Collect all money (for magazines, nuts and candy) when orders are placed

Product Delivery

  • Delivery will be scheduled by Service Unit between November 17-20, 2015

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!