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2014 Fall Product Sale Program

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Product Sale Programming
Online Learning Activities
Goal Setting Activities
Troop Resources
Forms
Product Offerings
How It Works
Qsp/Nut Online Program
Troop Proceeds
Fall Product Timeline
Training
Troop Online Training

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

  • 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

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. However, 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 girls100 Club

  •         If each girl sells…
  • 3 QSP orders
  • 20 nut items
  • 1 address booklet    
  •         Troop earns $268

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 and 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 and $8.00. The product is of extremely high quality and will have 2 items offered in decorative collectors tins.

 QSP Offers a Wide Variety of Products

  • It’s not just magazines! Magazine and books make QSP an easy sell. With the QSP program, those same magazine sales can benefit Nation's Capital Council with 45% of the purchase price from every sale going directly to council, not the publishers.
  • "New" Expanded QSP offerings - "To Remember This" Photo Keepsakes There is a brand new, easy way for family and friends to support Girl Scouts.  Our new program offers a great way to help people preserve and share their memories with a personalized photo keepsake using photos they have stored on computers, mobile devices, Facebook, and Instagram.  They can now order photo keepsakes such as photobooks, holiday cards, posters, calendars, and more!  These items can be ordered online or by using paper order forms and will be delivered directly to the customer.

HOW IT WORKS

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

Taking orders for magazines
  • Customers can order online or via paper forms
  • Completion of Address Booklets
Nut and candy items
  • Girls take orders via a nut order card
  • Online Nut and Candy Store (replaces Nut Promises): When girls send emails for magazines they can select to add the link for nuts and candy.  Customers can purchase online and have the items shipped directly to them.  (Customers will have 25 items to chose from.

Customers Pay Up Front

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

     

QSP/NUT ONLINE PROGRAM

Girls can invite family and friends to support Nation's Capital Council through online sales and promises, 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, nuts, and candy.

When a girl sets up her online email program, she can offer nut and candy items to her family and friends receiving the 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 Here
  • The girl completes the interactive learning activity and sets 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 GIRL ONLINE SALES REPORT and turn it in with all your other orders (paper QSP 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, nuts, and candy sold online.  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. Girl Online Sales Reports will not be accepted after the deadline date so get the orders in on time for full credit!

TROOP PROCEEDS

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

Traditional Planis when girls work towards fun incentive 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
  • $2 for each completed and unique Address Booklet
Additional Proceedsis when the troop chooses as a team, instead of Rewards Items, to earn more troop proceeds.  All troop levels can choose to work for additional proceeds instead of rewards 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
  • $2 for each completed and unique Address Booklet

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 this tiered-proceeds incentive.

Super Troop Reward: Troops that have an average of $175 per girl selling will receive an additional 2 cents per box during the Cookie Program

Associations with a 3% increase over 2013 sales volume will receive 1% proceeds on ALL sales by Association Troops.

FALL PRODUCT TIMELINE

  • Trainings

Troop Online Training

Training of Assn Fall Product Chairs           Aug 9, 2014  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Washington DC GSCNC Office
4301 Connecticut Ave NW #M-2
Washington DC 20008

               Training of Service Unit Fall Product Chairs     

              Register for Service Unit Fall Product Sale Training  

*Registration coming soon!  These will be held locally by the Fall Product Sale Association Chair.  Association Fall Product Chairs will be reaching out to Service Unit Fall Product Chairs with local training information.

  • Martinsburg  WV GSCNC Office      To be determined       
    153 McMillan Ct
    Martinsburg, WV 25404
  • Camp Crowell                             To be determined        
    10899 Justin Knoll Road
    Oakton, VA 22124
  • Camp Brighton Woods                 To be determined
    120 Brighton Dam Road
    Brookeville, MD 20833
  • Camp Potomac Woods                To be determined        
    13932 Potomac Woods Lane
    Leesburg, VA 20176
  • Camp Winona                            To be determined        
    6885 Winona Place
    Hughesville, MD 20637
               Training of Troop Fall Product Chairs       
               These will be held and scheduled locally by the Service Unit Fall Product Chairs
  • Selling Period
               Order Taking                                  September 22- October 24, 2014
               Collect all money (for QSP, nuts and candy) when orders are placed
  • Product Delivery
     Delivery will be scheduled by Service Unit between November 18-21, 2014

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!

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

 

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