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Programming | Resources | Products | How it Works | Proceeds

The Fall Product Program is a council-sponsored program that combines educational activities with money earning opportunities for the troops. The Fall Product Program 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 Program!

Watch our Fall Product Program training below. 

Fall Product Sale Programming

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:

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 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

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Troop Resources

The Fall Product 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 four-tiered pricing structure of $7.00, $8.00, $9.00, $10.00, and $11.00. 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.
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How it Works

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

  1.  Taking orders for magazine
    • Customers order online
  2.   Nut and candy items
    • Girls accept 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 select a girl delivered option (only available during the in-person order time and only the items listed on the order card is available)

Customers Pay Up Front

  • Collect all money when orders are placed
  • Once the 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 online with a credit card and will arrive at the customer in 4 to 6 weeks. (depending on the publication schedule)

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.
  • Girls create their Me2 avatar and set up their profiles.
    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 Product Program 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 $175 per girl selling to earn the tiered- proceeds incentive.

Super Troop reward:  troops that have an average of $200 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 2018 sales volume will receive 1% proceeds on ALL sales by Association Troops.

NEW Fall Philanthropic Troop Reward

We have partnered with the National Zoo, to make the Zoo World a better place by donating to the “Enrichment of Animal Life.”

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 6 girls selling
  • PGA (per girl average selling) of $190.00
  • Troop Reward:

    • Each Girl Selling receives a patch
    • Troop receives an additional 1% in proceeds
    • A donation will be made to the National Zoo for the Enrichment of Animal Life
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    Fall Product Sales Timeline

    Training
    • Training of Association Fall Product Chairs | Aug 2020 | Virtual
      • SU Fall Product Chairs Training (2 sessions available) | Virtual
        • Aug. 17, 2020  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
        • Aug. 19, 2020  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM                                      
    • Training of Service Unit Fall Product Chairs

    These will be held locally by the Fall Product Association Chair

    • Training of Troop Fall Product Chairs 

    Scheduled locally by SUFPC for early September

    Selling Period
    • Order Taking | September 21- October 22, 2020
    • Online Sale extended | October 22- November 8, 2020

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

    Product Delivery

    Delivery will be scheduled by Service Unit between November 11-17, 2020

    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!