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Fall Product Sales

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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!

Watch our Fall Product Program training below. 

Fall Product Sale Programming

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

5 skills girls learn through the programs:

  •   Goal Setting
  •   Decision Making
  •   Money Management
  •   People Skills
  •   Business Ethics

ONLINE LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Online learning activities designed to enhance the troop program activity pieces

  www.girlscoutmagazines.com/learning

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.

As an example a Troop with 10 girls                                                                            

  If each girl sells…

  • 3 Magazine orders 
  • 20 nut items

  Troop earns $266

Join the 100 club by selling 100 combined items from Ashdon Farms and M 2 Media.

Troop Resources

The Fall Product Sale Program is managed in the M2 Media 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.   

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, $9.00, and $10.00. 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 educational kit subscriptions make 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 the 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 order online

Nut and candy items

  • Girls take orders via a nut order card
  • Online Nut and Candy Store-When the girls send emails there will be a link to both the Magazines and Nut and Candy.  Customers can purchase online and have the items directly shipped to them (customers will have a larger selection to choose from), or they can choose girl delivered option (only available during the in-person order time)

Customers Pay Up Front

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

M2 MEDIA/NUT ONLINE PROGRAM

Girls can invite family and friends to support the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital through online sales and it takes less than 15 minutes to get started!  Girls create their Me2 Avatar and enter email addresses to allow friends and family to shop online for magazines, nut and candy.

Magazines are paid for online with a credit card and will arrive to the customer in 4 to 6 weeks.

Nuts and candy are paid by credit card and shipped directly to the customer. Customers will incur a shipping fee. Local customers may choose the girl delivered option.

It’s easier than you think!

  • Register by clicking here
  • The girls create their Me2 avatar and set up their 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

Girls will earn a 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.

Girls can create their own avatar- when they send 12 emails and sell 4 magazine orders and 20 nut/chocolate items, 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 magazine orders
  • Additional Proceeds is when the troop chooses, 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 2017 sales volume will receive 1% proceeds on ALL sales by Association Troops.

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Fall Product Sales Timeline

Training
Training

Training of Assn Fall Product Chairs  

Aug  2018 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital Office
4301 Connecticut Ave NW #M-2
Washington DC, 20008

Informational Session  Assn. and SU Fall Product Chairs                                               

 Aug 25, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center               

Training of Service Unit Fall Product Chairs         

These will be 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 17 - October 19, 2018

Online Sale extended
October 20 - November 11, 2018

         Collect all money (for nuts and candy) when orders are placed

Product Delivery

Delivery will be scheduled by Service Unit between November 12-16, 2018

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!