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Fall Product Program

After careful consideration following Hurricane Harvey, the Council has decided the 2017 Fall Product Program will be an online-only and direct ship sale. This decision was made to ensure girls and troops counting on funds earned through the program could still participate without placing additional pressure on families in our Council. The Fall Product Program will still begin Friday, Sept. 22 and end Thursday, Nov. 30.

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What this means for you

What this means for you:

  • Participation is simpler. Girls and their parent or guardian can sign up to participate online starting Friday, Sept. 22, and girls can immediately customize their personal site with their goals and begin sending emails to friends and family. Here's how to get started on Friday, Sept. 22.
  • If girls want to have more personal interaction with their customers, they can invite them to their online business by:
    - Calling or talking to customers to describe the sale.
    - Showing them some of the available products from an order card.
    - Providing a business card with their personal URL. Starting Sept. 22, these can be printed from their Me2 Site. They can also use the personalized flyer available for printing.
  • If girls can't begin the sale on Friday, Sept. 22, they can continue to join the program at a time convenient to them before Nov. 30.
  • Troop Fall Product Managers (TFPMs) will not be required to take any training since it is an online-only sale. Product Sales staff and volunteers will provide webinars throughout the program to help TFPM's along the way - please watch our website for dates in the next two days.
  • For this year only, GSSJC is also waiving the requirement of participating in the Fall Product Program in order to receive financial assistance.
Additional benefits

Thanks to the generosity of Ashdon Farms, our Fall Product Program partner, and contributions from the Council's operating fund, GSSJC will offer the following additional benefits to girls and troops in 2017:

  • Troops will earn $3 for each magazine subscription sold instead of $2; proceeds from nut items sold will continue to be 25% of each sale.
  • Troops will receive these funds earlier. ACH deposits of troop proceeds from their sales will begin as early as October 19 provided the troop has a current ACH form on file by October 9.
  • Shipping costs will be subsidized for 2017 only. Customers will pay less for shipping for online nut and candy orders. See the shipping cost chart for costs.
  • Any girl who creates an account and sends 12 emails from their Me2 site to friends and family will automatically receive a commemorative patch provided by our magazine vendor, M2Media, available only to girls in our area. The design is currently in production, but wording will be a "Girl Scout/GSSJC Strong" message - updates will be posted on this page.
  • Troop and Community Fall Product Managers registered in the system will also receive the commemorative patch from M2Media. 
Important dates

Important Dates:

 Sept. 22   E-commerce order taking begins 
 Nov. 27 - 30   Cyber Week Specials
 Nov. 30  E-commerce order taking ends
 Week of Jan. 3, 2018   Girl rewards arrive
Girl/Parent Webinars
Webinar: 4, 3, 2, 1...Blast Off! Skyrocket Your Digital Sales

This webinar is for ALL girls and their parents/caregivers. Learn all you need to know to set up the girl’s online nut and magazine storefront, how to customize the store by adding pictures and videos, sending emails, tracking success and more. New this year: Family Order Entry in Me2! 

Couldn't make the live webinar? Watch it on demand.

Online Training & Volunteer Webinars
Online Training

Because the 2017 Fall Product Program has been changed to an online-only sale, no training is required for Troop or Community Fall Product Managers for this year only.

We will, however, offer webinars throughout the sale to help volunteers in these roles manage their troop or Community. Watch this section for details soon.

Webinars

2017 Fall Product Program - Girl Scout Strong

Learn what's new, what's changed and how families can participate in the 2017 Fall Product Program.

Couldn't make the live webinar? Watch it on demand.

Fall Product Money Matters - ACH Deposits

Find out about the troop's responsibility in the Fall Product ACH deposits. Discover how to wrap-up your sale, including reports. Troop and Community volunteers are encourage to listen in. Can't join us live? A link to the recorded webinar will be posted to the Resources site.

Couldn't make the live webinar? Watch it on demand.


About the Fall Product Program

Every year, registered Girl Scouts take orders from friends and family for delicious nuts and candies and magazine subscriptions as part of the Fall Product Program. By participating in this program, troops get a head start on funding their activities for the year!

Being involved in the Fall Product Program ensures girls are learning to become leaders. A girl becomes a leader by discovering, connecting and taking action to make the world a better place. For girls to become leaders, they need to:

  • Understand their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore their world (Discover)
  • Care about, inspire and team with others locally (Connect)
  • Act to make the world a better place and to make a difference in their communities (Take Action)

Participating in Fall Product also helps troops get a head start on funding their activities for the year. In 2016, troops earned more than $500,000* from Fall Product. (*Number is total for all troops.)

Funds generated from this program also help offset the cost of girl programs, volunteer trainings and even camp reservations, keeping them low for all our membership!

Did you know...

  • Fall Product is a friends and family sale only
  • Troops earn 25% of all nut/candy items sold and $3* for each magazine and digital subscription service
  • Girls can send emails to friends and family through Me2, their own personalized storefront
  • Girls start earning recognitions after selling just three items

*Increased from $2 for 2017 program only - see additional benefits below for details

Thank you for your support in 2016!

More than 10,800 Girl Scouts in San Jacinto Council particiated in the 2016 Fall Product program, and they earned $501,850.24, which went directly to troops to fund adventures like a weekend at camp, buying donations for a service project or whatever else the troop can dream up! Pretty awesome.

In addition, through Project Thank You GSSJC donated 13,060 nut items and were sent to Operation Gratitude.

Thank you for being a 2016 Fall Product customer!

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