Congratulations to the winner of our 2013 Fall Product Sale "Goal Getter" Contest - Jayd B. of Troop 361!
Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls learn and grow to become resourceful, productive, and confident individuals who make a difference in their world. Learning and earning through the Fall Product program is something that all Girl Scouts share. Productive activities give girls the opportunity to develop and hone the 5 Skills:
- Goal Setting
- Decision Making
- Money Management
- People Skills
- Business Ethics
Girls can dream of new experiences, and gain the confidence to make them a reality.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the dates of the Fall Product Sale?
Girls will being taking orders on October 4 and stop on October 20. 2013. Troop orders are due to the Council/Service Unit on October 23, 2013. Deliveries to the Council and Service Units will take place the week of November 18, 2013 (tentative). Troops must have all money deposited into the troop bank account on December and the first ACH's is on December 6, 2013 (100% of the total amount due to the Council). Additional ACH will take place during the month of December (as needed). Recognitions will arrive the week of December 9, 2013.
What are the products I will be selling?
- Mint Trefoils Follow Your Dreams Tin - $10.00
- Chocolate Covered Pretzels Snowman Tin - $10.00
- Whole Cashews - $8.00
- Chocolate Covered Almonds - $8.00
- Pistachios - $8.00
- Chocolate Covered Raisins - $7.00
- Cranberry Trail Mix - $7.00
- Peanut Butter Cups - $6.00
- Honey Roasted Peanuts - $6.00
- Spicy Cajun Mix - $6.00
- Fruit Slices - $6.00
- Care to Share Product - $6.00
Does my troop have to participate?
No. Participation in this sale is voluntary. Troops and girls wanting to participate must have renewed their membership for 2014 by October 4, 2013. Girls must have a signed Parent/Guardian sign a 2013 Fall Product Sale Parent Permission and Responsibility Form to participate. The Troop Fall Product Sale Manager must have a current GSAK background check.
What are the benefits of participation for troops?
It is a great opportunity to earn money early in the troop year to provide troop startup funds. Troops receive $1.00 per item sold for troop proceeds.
What recognition items will all girls earn?
- 5 Items = Participation Patch
- 15 Items = Vinyl Wall Decals
- 30 Items = Peace Journal AND Goal Getter Patch
- 45 Items = Medium Plush Whale
- 60 Items = Large Plush Whale OR Girly Girl Sticker Activities
- 85 Items = Super Seller Patch AND Follow Your Dreams T-Shirt OR Super Seller Patch AND Fold Up Duffle Bag
Recognitions are cumulative.
Can individual girls participate?
Yes. Open the link below for more details on how to participate.
What are the Program Certificates for Individual Girls and how can they be used?
- 15 Items = $15.00
- 30 Items = $30.00
- 45 Items = $45.00
- 60 Items = $60.00
- 85 Items = $85.00
- 120 Items = $120.00
Program Certificates can be used for GSAK sponsored events, series and camp, membership dues and store purchases. Program Certificates cannot be used for a destination. There is no cash value for Program Certificates.
What is the Goal Getter Contest?
With a little ingenuity and great new technology, selling Girl Scout nuts and candy couldn’t be easier. Girl Scouts of Alaska is issuing a Goal Getter Challenge to all registered Girl Scouts. It’s an opportunity to use all the fall program sales tools—old and new to have crazy nut and candy sale success!
To win this challenge you can utilize the technology available through E-Nuts+; by sending texts (ex: “I’ve got Girl Scout nuts and candy for sale!”), Tweets or making posts on Facebook to your friends and family. Be sure to follow the GSUSA safety guides for online marketing.
Not into technology– NO PROBLEM-we know the tried and true method of knocking on neighbors’ doors; calling friends and family letting them know you are ready and willing to take orders for their favorite Girl Scout nut and candy works too!
Here’s the challenge… Beginning October 4, 2013 we challenge all Girl Scouts to be Goal Getters and sell 30 or more items. All girls who sell enough nuts and candy to fill the order card will be entered in a drawing to win a new iPad Mini.
Sell 30 items or more of Girl Scout nuts and candy. Use your order card to record your sales. You have until October 20, 2013 to sell, record and enter. For every 30 items you sell, you will receive another entry to WIN!
The WINNER will be announced on the Girl Scouts of Alaska website and our Facebook page by 4:30 pm on October 30, 2013.
What does a troop need to do to participate?
The Troop Fall Product Manager must renew their 2014 membership, have a current GSAK background check and turn in their signed Fall Product Manager Agreement and ACH form to their Fall Service Unit Manager or the Council office. If you are unsure of your Fall SU Manager, call the Council office at 907-248-2250. Troops should share the basics of the sale with parents. Parents must sign the 2013 Fall Product Sale Permission and Responsibility form for each girl participating.
Does a Troop Leader need to be the Fall Product Manager?
No. Recruit a parent or other adult to be your Troop Fall Product Manager.
How can I market the Fall Product Sale on the Internet?
E-Nuts+ is an email sales program. Girls send emails to family and friends asking for their support. Customers go to Trophy's E-Nuts+ website to order using the link from the email sent by the girl. E-Nuts+ tracks orders so credit is given for products sold, troop proceeds and recognitions earned. Customers pay online and products are shopped direct to them or to their gift recipients with shipping and handling charge. This is intended for friends and family outside of the State of Alaska due to the high cost of shipping to Alaska. Girls will earn an E-Nuts+ patch for sending out 10 emails.
What is Care to Share?
Customers order product to be donated to Operation Morale Boost. Care to Share product will vary. Products will NOT be delivered to the troop. It will be donated by the Council. Products sold counts toward the girl's recognitions and troop proceeds. Girls will earn a patch for selling an item.