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Product Sales

What Can a Girl Do?  A World of Good!  I’ll Show You How…

The Girl Scout Product Sales Program (Fall Product and Cookie Sale) is the largest girl-run business in the world.  Girl Scouts around the country venture into the entrepreneurial world to learn essential business and financial skills and earn money to fund their Girl Scouting goals and improve their communities.

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What Girls Think about Selling Cookies! Take a look at what girls learn by participating in the program by watching this video filmed at our 2013 Top Cookie Sellers event at the Washington National Zoo.

2014 Cookie Sale Program
What Can a Girl Do?  A World of Good!  I’ll Show You How!

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Dates
Initial Order Phase:     December 20, 2013 – January 18, 2014
SU Cookie Deliveries:   February 5, 2014 – February 18, 2014
Booth Sales:               February 21, 2014 – March 23, 2014    
Cookies on the Go:      March 24, 2014 – March 30, 2014
Cupboards Open:         February 26, 2014
Sales End:                  March 30, 2014
      
Products and Pricing
NEW in 2014!  We will be a Super Six Sale!  All cookies are $4.00 a box.
Cookies available this season are: Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas, Tag-A-Longs,    Do-Si-Do’s, and Savannah Smiles    

Proceeds

Troops that receive Rewards Items: $0.65 per box sold

Additional Proceeds Option: add $0.05 per box sold with no reward items.  Option is available to ALL Program Levels.  Theme patch, Early Acheiver, and Troop Goal Acheiver reward items are earned.

Tiered Proceeds Incentive: Troop’s will receive an additional $0.03 on all boxes sold once they reach the 1,300 box threshold.  Tiered proceeds are calculated from box #1!

SU Growth Incentive: SU’s will receive $0.01 per box when they exceed SU 2013 sales by 3%.


Gift of Caring
    For a variety of reasons, some buyers may not want to buy cookies for themselves.  With Gift of Caring, they have a chance to give to others while supporting Girl Scouting at the same time.

    There are many ways to participate!  Troops decide which Gift of Caring option they will support this upcoming Cookie Season, or will select all three and let the buyer decide!  

Hometown Heroes: Your troop can identify any group they want to help.  Use this to further some of your badge and journey work, or to explore another idea that interests the girls.  The troop communicated their recipient to the customer during the initial order phase as well as during direct sales and collects payment at the point of order or sale.  Your troop schedules delivery of donated cookies.


Troop 2 Troops: Your Troop can donate cookies to the military through a new partnership with the USO Metropolitan Washington.  The troop can collect orders during the initial order phase as well as during direct sales and collects payment at the point of order or sale.  Your troop will drop off donated cookies at the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir on specifically identified drop-off days in early April.


Capital Cookies Care: NEW! Donate to the Capital Area Food Bank through our new virtual Gift of Caring program.  During the initial order phase, girls take orders and collect payment.  Council will deliver all donated cookies to the food bank; troops do not receive these cookies at the end of the sale, but do get credit for every box donated.

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2013 Fall Product Sale Program
The order phase for the 2013 Fall Product Sale Program is now over. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2013 Fall Product Sale! It was a great success! 

Dates
Order Phase: September 25, 2013 – October 25, 2013
Deliveries: Before Thanksgiving

Products and Pricing
Magazine & books from QSP/A Great American Company at various prices
Nuts & candy from Ashdon Farms in 3-tiered pricing structure of $6.00, $7.00, $8.00 items

Proceeds
Reward plan options are open to ALL level Girl Scout Troops.  Girl-vote majority rules!

Traditional Reward Plan: Troop’s proceeds = 10% of total sales in addition to girl incentive items
Cash Reward Plan: Troop’s Proceeds = 15% of total sales with no girl incentive rewards

New in 2013!
Reward items based on UNITS, not dollars sold!  
Troops with $125 average per selling girl will earn an additional 2% regardless of Reward Plan!
Associations with a 3% increase will receive 1% proceeds on ALL sales by Association Troops!


Product Sales Contact Information
Julie Carlson, Product Sales Manager - jcarlson@gscnc.org

Judy Johnson, Product Sales Specialist - jjohnson@gscnc.org

Allison Green, Product Sales Specialist, ProInspire Fellow - agreen@gscnc.org

Areas we currently serve.