It’s Back to School season and you know what that means! It’s time for our Girl Scout’s Fall Product Program!
What is Fall Product?
From Oct. 1-20, 2019, Girl Scouts and troops can build business experience by selling Fall Product—which includes candy, nuts, magazines, Cool Cards™, tumblers, and candles—to their friends and families.
By selling Fall Product, girls can earn fun rewards while generating funds that support troop adventures, community projects, council programs, camps, and more, while also developing the five essential skills of the Girl Scout Fall Product and Cookie Programs:
- Goal Setting
- Decision Making
- Money Management
- People Skills
- Business Ethics
The Fall Product Program is a fun and easy way for girls to earn their first set of patches and rewards, and help earn funds to kick start the Girl Scout year!
It also gives back to our organization for the maintenance of our camps and Gathering Places (which is what we call our office locations), plus helps with financial assistance, training, programs, and so much more!
Getting Started is Easy!
Getting Started for Girls and their Parents/Caregivers
Starting September 25, girls should have received a welcome email from UNIFY to set up their online store (contact us if you didn’t receive it).
The Girl Order Taking Period runs Oct. 1-20, 2019. Each Girl Scout can send emails through her online site to families and friends to support her and her troop, or take in-person orders on her order card!
Customers can order and pay for nuts/candy, magazines and more online and have the option for the fall product items to be directly shipped to them (shipping charges apply) OR have the Girl Scout deliver the nuts/candy from the order card (Girl Scout’s family decides who gets the option of girl delivery) Customers can also donate nuts or magazine vouchers to support our military and community based organizations with no additional handling fees.
Girls earn rewards cumulatively, and her troop earns 15% of troop sales. Older girl troops have the option of opting out of rewards and earning 18% of troop sales.
Getting Started for Troop Leaders and Troop Fall Product Managers
Watch your email inbox for your initial welcome email from UNIFY! If you didn’t receive this on Sept. 24, please contact our Product Program team.
Review the training materials and resources (i.e. videos). Please log onto UNIFY and familiarize yourself with the website.
Attend your Service Team Meeting, or contact your Service Unit Fall Product Manager (SUFM).
Don’t know who that is? Contact our Product Program team and they can connect you with the right person!
Please remember that if you have a question, never hesitate to reach out to your SUFM or call your Product Program Team at 855-ILOVEGS ext. 6722.
Plan a Family Meeting for your Girl Scout Troop and their families.
At the meeting you should:
- Share the benefits of the Fall Product Program
- Review the product offerings, the rewards girls can earn, and the important dates to know
- Discuss what your troop will do with the proceeds earned (like go on an adventure, make blankets for a pet shelter, bring care packages to nursing home residents)
- Provide each girl/parent in the troop with the program materials to get them started. Please ask them to participate to the best of their ability! (We have items for as low as $5! What great hostess gifts those can make!)
- Make plans to celebrate your success!
Remember…Participation is a family decision. As the leader of your troop, we count on you to share this opportunity to participate in our program with your Girl Scouts.