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Fall Product Program

Fall Product Program

The 2020 Fall Product Program (September 21-October 23) is a great opportunity for girls to start building  their entrepreneurial, communication, and teamwork skills! When girls sell nuts, candy, and magazines, they raise money early in the membership year to fund future troop activities and adventures. Troops earn 15% of every dollar sold (opt-out troops earn 20%), and girls earn exciting recognitions! Check out the In a Nutshell Guide to learn more about this year's Fall Product Program.

Please note that troops must participate in both the GSEMA Fall Product and Cookie Programs to receive approval for additional money earning activities during the troop year.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Please read our guidelines for returning to in-person Girl Scout gatherings before participating in the 2020 Fall Product Program. As the risks associated with the pandemic continue to change, we will modify these guidelines accordingly.

Recommended Methods for Girls and Troops Participating in the 2020 Fall Product Program

  • Online participation/Direct Ship: Girls send emails via M2 (the Fall Product database) to their friends and family network to purchase nuts, candy, and magazines online. The customer chooses the Direct Ship method, and pays for their order with a credit card. The product is shipped directly to their door. GSEMA will pay 50% of shipping costs for all orders over $30.00.
  • Online participation/Girl Delivered: Girls send emails via M2 (the Fall Product database) to their friends and family network to purchase nuts and candy online. The customer chooses the Girl Delivered method, and pays for their order with a credit card. The product is then delivered to the Service Unit Fall Mentor on November 16-17, who will then set up a contactless distribution plan (see COVID-19 distribution guidelines below).  Girls will then set up a contactless delivery plan (see COVID-19 distribution guidelines below) with the help of a parent/guardian to deliver product to their customers before Thanksgiving.
  • Order Card collection: Girls contact their friends and family network via contactless methods to offer them all items on the Girl Order Card.  Girls notate all orders on their paper order card and enter orders into M2 (the Fall Product database), or submit their order card to their Troop Fall Coordinator to enter into M2 by October 23. Customers submit their payment to the girl/family via a contactless method. The product is then delivered to the Service Unit Fall Mentor on November 16-17, who will then set up a contactless distribution plan (see COVID-19 distribution guidelines below). Girls will then set up a contactless delivery plan (see COVID-19 distribution guidelines below) with the help of a parent/guardian to deliver product to their customers before Thanksgiving.

Additional COVID-19 Safety Guidelines 

  • Fall Product Program trainings should be held virtually as much as possible. In-person meetings should be limited to 25 people gathering outdoors. In-person meeting attendees should wear face masks, and hand sanitizer and/or gloves should be provided to all. At all in-person meetings, girls and volunteers should not be permitted to share samples; each individual should have their own.
  • Girl Scouts and troops should be encouraged to participate virtually in the program  as much as possible.
  • Scheduled times should be arranged for troops to pick up materials, and delivered materials should be left on a recipient's front steps or porch to avoid in-person interactions.   

Distribution Guidelines

When distributing materials or recognitions to girls and families, volunteers should follow the guidelines below (based on guidance from our governing bodies*) to safely exchange materials with Girl Scout members.

  • Ensure that everyone who is participating in contactless materials exchange is feeling healthy and well.
  • Carefully disinfect materials when received or purchased.
  • Wear a mask and gloves when handling materials.
  • Coordinate with members for contactless pick-up ahead of time, such as scheduling curbside/porch pick-ups or making time slotted appointments to avoid in-person interactions.
  • Remind members to also wear proper protection gear, including but not limited to masks, for pick-up. 

*Governing bodies’ guidance includes, but is not limited to: GSUSA “Re-opening phases” guidelines; GSEMA Safety Activity Checkpoints including Coronavirus Safety in Girl Scouts on page 6; the Mass.gov guide to reopening guidelines, especially the restrictions in the Four-Phase approach; CDC COVID Guidelines, specifically, those guidelines for Child Care, Schools, and Youth Programs and Cleaning and Disinfecting paying close attention to Reopening.

Crossover Patch
2020 GSEMA Crossover Patch: Fall & Cookie Programs 2020-21. Be Amazing

Girls who sell 10+ fall product items and 15+ cookie packages this year will receive the Crossover Patch in the spring. 

Troops must participate in both the GSEMA Fall Product and Cookie Programs to receive approval for additional money earning activities during the troop year. For more information, see the Money-Earning Basics section of Volunteer Essentials.

Virtual Sloth Field Trip
Sloths Bernardo and Sandy at the Buttonwood Zoo

Buttonwood Zoo Virtual Sloth Field Trip
November 1, 2020, 11 AM

We've added this exciting virtual field trip to our recognition lineup for the  2020 Fall Product Program! Interact in real time with Bernardo or Sandy, resident sloths at the Buttonwood Zoo, via Zoom by:

  • Earning the Girl Personalized Avatar Patch
  • Having $250+ in total sales
  • Sending 15+ emails

See a zookeeper feeding the sloths, and learn about sloths' habitat and diet, how they live in the wild, and why Bernardo and Sandy are at the zoo. Girls who earn this recognition will receive an email via their caregiver including a link to join the event at the end of October. 

Girls who attend the event will also have a chance to win an extra large sloth plush!

Large sloth plush
Forms and Videos
Prep Talks

Prep Talk Recordings

September 3 (37 mins)

September 9 (36 mins)

September 15 (30 mins)

Weekly Emails


Questions about the Fall Product Program? Your Service Unit Fall Product Mentor is your local volunteer expert, and can assist you throughout the program. If you need to be introduced to your mentor, please email customercare@gsema.org.