2013 FALL PRODUCT PROGRAM
“Be Your Best – Grow Your Skills through Product Sales”
Every year, registered Girl Scouts take orders from friends and family for delicious nuts and candies and for 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! In addition, the program offers opportunities for girls to practice the 5 skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics.
Also, 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)
New for 2013
Classroom training for Troop Fall Product Managers (TFPM)
Online training will also be available
Dates to Remember:
- August 24 – TFPM Classroom Training, GSC 10 a.m. - noon
- September 1 – TFPM Online Training available
- September 4 – TFPM Classroom Training, GSC 7 – 9 p.m.
- September 13 – Order Taking Begins
- October 4 – Order Taking Ends
Activity - Website
Girls can logon to www.whatcanagirldo.com to check out the interactive website. Girls will have the opportunity to engage in fun and educational games that will challenge and entertain them as they learn about the 5 skills and how they apply to their product sale. A friendly bee will guide them through the activities as they learn along the way. Girls will also be able to access the activities from last years “Nut Factory” website to further enhance the learning experience!
Activity - Goal Poster
Girls from Daisies to Ambassadors can use the goal poster for goal tracking and other fun activities! One side contains safety and selling tips as well as an activity on the 5 skills and a brief story about what a troop did with the funds they raised from their sale. The other side contains a handy goal poster for tracking their sales success. Additional copies can be downloaded at www.whatcanagirldo.com.
DID YOU KNOW?You can read your favorite magazine, save money and support Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council at the same time? GSSJC is participating with the QSP Online Program for magazines. You will be asked to register yourself and your Girl Scout. There is an interactive learning activity for your Girl Scout to complete. Once completed, you will be able to enter email addresses for friends and family that you think would like to support your Girl Scout troop and the Council. Emails can be personalized and, of course, your Girl Scout can earn the “online” patch for entering 12 or more email addresses. The troop also earns proceeds for every magazine subscription order sold online during the sale dates.
DID YOU KNOW?
Troops keep 25% of the proceeds they earn from selling nuts and candy and $2 for each magazine subscription ordered. You can show your support for Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council by renewing your current magazine subscriptions, ordering a new magazine or giving gift subscriptions to friends, relatives or business associates!
If a girl sells a 50 nut items and/or subscriptions (50 total items, including at least 1 magazine) she will receive the small plush bee, by the name of ‘Blossom’.
Product line will include 16 nut/candy items. New items are rich Dark Chocolate Mint Penguins bursting with frosty mint flavor and rich and creamy Double Chocolate Truffles.
- Project Thank You
A service project that girls can offer to friends and family to purchase nuts or magazine vouchers to support military organizations.
2013 Product Offering
2013 Girl Rewards