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Girl Scout fall sale

2016 Fall Product Sale

September 23 – October 25

This fun and easy nut, candy and magazine product sale program is a great way for girls to learn important life skills and to earn money for their Girl Scout activities early in the troop year. This year’s theme is Exploring Something Different, and the program mascot is the adorable koala.

Join us on September 15 for the Fall Product Program Open House in Great Hall at Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham. Open House hours are 11 AM-1 PM, 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Enjoy product samples, meet the Product Sales team, learn about the program and have some fun! Register before September 13.

Service Unit Cash Bonus Opportunity

For this season, service units can earn a cash bonus for each troop participating in the program. If you are interested in serving as a program mentor and earning this cash bonus, please contact GSEM Product Sales.

Key Dates and Contact Information

September 15 – Fall Product Program Open House
September 23 – Girls may begin selling
October 7 – Opt-Out forms due
October 14 – Last day to register girls as Girl Scouts for Fall Product Program participation
October 26, 10 PM – Deadline for troops to enter orders into Nut-E
November 18 – Product delivered to Service Unit Fall Product Program mentors
November 21 (week of) – Recognitions delivered to mentors

Need to track down a magazine order from last season? Please provide this number to the person who ordered the magazine: 877-289-6247

MyPatch Creation (custom made online patch) phone number for families who have questions or are looking for shipping details: 877-289-6247
 

The Benefits of Participating

One of the most important elements of the program is the opportunity for girls to set and achieve goals while earning money for troop activities. Like the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program, the Fall Product Program teaches important life skills including goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

The program is short, fun and engaging! The nuts and candy are delicious and designed specifically for the Girl Scouts, and the magazine program is a great opportunity to renew existing subscriptions or suggest friends and family try out that new magazine they’ve been considering while supporting Girl Scouts.

Volunteer Agreements

Coming soon!

Fall Product Program Online Access

Once we receive your completed Troop Fall Product Program Coordinator Volunteer Agreement form, we will send you your username and password. You’ll enter orders here for your troop. Each girl will set up her own online account; information necessary to do that is in the girl packets each troop will receive and distribute to girls.

Troops can login to Nut-E to place orders and girl recognitions.

Tech Support:
Login issues: email Travis Sammons
Technical issues with Nut-E functionality: contact Nut-E Online Tech Support directly at 877-305-4146

Girl Scouts and families can register for and create a QSP webpage to share with friends and family to participate in the Fall Product Program online.

Program Training

Check back often for training materials relevant to each phase of the Fall Product Program.

To more learn more about the Fall Product Program food products, including allergen information, please visit www.alschutzman.com/gsnutri.php.

We appreciate everyone following the GSEM Product Sales Money Handling and Financial Procedures.

Financial Information

Fall Product Program payments are made online through troop bank accounts. If you are establishing a new troop, you will need to set up a troop bank account. Then you can provide banking information to the product sales team using this form.

Sometimes, people don’t pay for the products they have picked up. In that unfortunate situation, you will need to fill out a delinquent payment form and send it to the product sales team so we can address the situation. Your troop will not be responsible for the debt once you have completed this step.

To help manage the important process of gathering customer payments and managing troop payments for products, we have prepared a set of Money Handling and Financial Procedures for volunteers.  

Resources and Forms
Troop Proceeds and Incentives

Troops earn 15% of every dollar of product sold. When troops choose to opt-out of participation in the girl recognition program, they will earn an additional 2% per item sold for total earnings of 17%. Daisies and Brownies are not eligible to opt-out.

In order to opt-out of receiving recognitions, all of the girls in the troop must agree to this and sign the opt-out form, which is due on October 7.

The 10 troops that achieve the greatest year-over-year Fall Product Program growth (a minimum growth rate of 10% and a minimum of 100 items sold) will have first choice of Council Organized Booth Sales for the 2016-17 Cookie Program. This incentive is available only to troops that also participated in last season’s Fall Product program.

The three troops with the highest sales will earn Troop Koala Kredits. Kredits will be based on total sales and can be used toward a GSEM program, at any GSEM retail store (online excluded) or toward encampment/property rental. First place earns $250 Kredits, second place earns $150, and third place earns $100.

Girl Recognitions

Each season we invite girls to participate in selecting the items that will be part of the upcoming season’s girl recognition program. This season’s recognitions include patches and the perennial favorites: t-shirts and plushes!

When girls register and create their own online shopping sites they will begin the process of building their personalized koala patch. As girls make progress and complete more program activities, they will unlock personalization features of their koala, and they earn their koala patch when they reach $150 in online sales. This patch will be mailed directly to the girl’s address on file.

Girls qualify to be a member of the Sweet Sellers Club by selling 50+ candies/nuts and 20+ magazines. Sweet Sellers Club members earn an exclusive patch, a beautiful bracelet with koala and accent charms, and a $10 Sweet Treat Credit to use in a GSEM store or for an Ultimate Guide program.

Nut Donation Program (Community Caring)

The Fall Product Program incorporates a way to make donations. On the order card and online, girls can take orders from customers who would like to make a donation or support Girl Scouts. Each can of honey roasted nuts is $5. A page of six customer receipts is available for printing.