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2021 Fall Product Program

The GSDSW Fall Product Program is an optional council-sponsored program that combines educational activities with money-earning opportunities for the troops. The fall program is directed toward family and friends – those closest to Girl Scouting - and enables troops to earn start-up money by selling nuts, chocolates, and magazine subscriptions

Five skills girls learn through the product sale programs:

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Money Management
  • People Skills
  • Business Ethics

In addition to these important business and life skills, girls will also learn philanthropy through the Gift of Caring program.

Benefits for Troops: Earn Funds for Activities

The GSDSW Fall Product Program is the perfect opportunity for troops to kick off the Girl Scout year with a fun team-building activity that also generates essential funds to support troop activities. Also, new troops that have no resources in their treasury can quickly earn money to fund their needed uniforms, Journey Books, and Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

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Fall Product Resources

Training Guides

· Family Fall Product Program Guide – coming soon!

· Troop Fall Product Program Guide – coming soon!

· Service Unit Fall Product Program Guide – coming soon!

Troop Resources

· Parent Permission Agreement 2021-22

· 2021 Fall Program Dates

· Troop Product Manager Training Webinar

Service Unit Resources

· SUPPR Training Webinar

· SUPPR Agreement Form (online form)

· SUPPR Agreement Form (printable)

Meet the Products

Full list coming soon

Online Program

Girl Scouts have the opportunity to send emails to family and friends, inviting them to support their product sales efforts by purchasing a wide variety of products (beyond those on the order card) – nuts, chocolates, and magazine subscriptions and renewals - online!

Manage online store at her virtual office

Create her own avatar on her website

Girls can earn a patch of their customized avatar!

Customers can have products shipped directly to them!

Talk to your troop fall product chair and ask how to get started today! The M2OS online program makes it even easier for girls to fundraise for their troops while learning how to use technology as a tool. Girls just need to register online, create their avatar, and enter email addresses of friends and family. With just a few clicks of your keyboard, you can reach all your customers, making you an online entrepreneur! Get started!

Key Dates

Troop Deadlines & Key Dates

Based on scheduling, your Service Unit Product Program Representative or Troop Product Manager (as applicable) reserves the right to adjust up any due date or time to make sure she/he is able to meet her/his deadline. If you have questions, please consult your Service Unit Product Program Representative or Troop Product Manager (as applicable)

Monday, August 2, 2021 - SUFPC Training go-live in gsLearn

Monday, August 9, 2021 - SUFPC Q&A & 6:00 PM MT

Monday, August 16, 2021 - Troop/IRG FPC Training go-live in gsLearn

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - Troop & IRG FPC Q&A – 6:00 PM MT via Zoom

Sunday, September 19, 2021 - JIT Training-Volunteer Dashboards – SU 4:00 & Troop 4:30 PM MST via Zoom

Monday, September 27, 2021 - Fall Product Program begins for nuts, candy and Magazines

Monday, September 27, 2021 - JIT Training-Parent Dashboards – 5:00 PM MST via Zoom

Saturday, October 9, 2021 - JIT Training-Parent Dashboards – 3:00 PM MST via Zoom

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - TFPC can manually enter girl paper order cards

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - JIT Training-Troop Order Card Entry – 5:00 PM MST via Zoom

Sunday, October 17, 2021 - In-person order taking ends; last day for parents to enter paper order cards

Monday, October 18, 2021 - JIT Training-SU Order Card Entry – 5:00 PM MT via Zoom

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - Last day for troops to enter orders into M2; Online Girl-Delivered orders end

Sunday, November 7, 2021 - JIT Training-Troop/SU Reports: Delivery Tickets – SU 3:00 & Troop 3:30 PM MST via Zoom

Week of November 8, 2021 - Product delivered to Service Units

November 8 – 29, 2021 - Girls deliver Fall Product to customers

Monday, November 8, 2021 - JIT Training-M2 Financial Transactions – 6:00 PM MST via Zoom

Friday, November 12, 2021 - JIT Training-Troop/SU Reports: Financials – 5:00 PM MST via Zoom

Monday, November 29, 2021 - Online Direct Ship sales and Magazine sales end

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - Final day for recognition submissions

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - Girl Money Due for troops; IRG’s money due date

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - ACH Report processed due to Finance department

Week of January 3, 2022 - Delivery of recognitions to Service Units

Fall Product FAQ

Why should my troop participate in the fall product program?

It’s a quick, easy, and fun way to help your troop earn those much needed start-up funds. Troops can earn money for registration, bridging, uniforms, troop materials, etc. Plus, the program offers fun activities, rewards, and patches!

Can our troop opt-out of rewards?

There is no opt-out for the fall product program.

What are the troop training dates for the 2021 GSDSW Fall Product Program?

Monday, August 16, 2021 - Troop/IRG FPC Training go-live in gsLearn

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - Troop & IRG FPC Q&A – 6:00 PM MT via Zoom

What Ashdon Farms nut products are available for this year’s program?

There are 16 nut varieties for 2021

· Gift of Caring ($6)

· Hot Cajun Crunch ($6)

· Fruit Slices ($7)

· Cranberry Nut Mix ($7)

· Caramel Apples ($7)

· Peanut Butter Trail Mix ($7)

· Butter Toasted Peanuts ($7)

· Chocolate Covered Raisins ($8)

· Deluxe Pecan Clusters ($8)

· Dark Chocolate Caramel Caps with Sea Salt ($8)

· English Butter Toffee ($8)

· Chocolate Covered Almonds ($8)

· Chocolate Covered Pretzels w/ Bunnies Tin ($10)

· Ruby Melody ($10)

· Whole Cashews with Sea Salt ($8)

· Mint Treasures - Girl Scout Uniform Tin ($12)

· Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts ($12)

When is the initial order period?

Initial order taking begins September 27 and orders (order card and online) must be submitted by October 19 at 8:00 p.m. Online shipped orders will continue until November 29.

When and where is initial order delivery?

Initial order delivery is November 8. Locations vary by Service Unit, and you will be informed of your location by your Service Unit Product Program Representative.

Will we use a software system for ordering, calculating sales, and girl rewards?

Yes, the software system is called M2OS. It can handle both nut and magazine orders.

Will an ACH (Automated Clearing House) debit be used to collect funds due to council?

Yes, the debit will be on December 8, so make sure you have sufficient funds to cover the amount due at least seven days before this debit date. Processing times for deposits vary; do not wait until the day before the debit is scheduled to deposit money into your troop account. You should be depositing promptly and frequently and encouraging your parents to be turning over funds they or their daughter have collected.

If I am an Individually Registered Girl Member (IRG), can I still participate in the fall program?

Yes. IRG’s will earn girl recognitions based on the number of items sold.

Will there be a Care to Share program?

Yes, customers may make monetary Care to Share donations (in $6 increments). GSDSW will then purchase nuts to be sent to the local food bank in Salt Lake City.

What about the magazine portion of the sale?

All magazine orders are taken online. When a girl (with her parents) set up her storefront in M2OS, she will send emails to family and friends for her sale. A link in the email will direct the customers to her store where they can choose to order nuts, collectible tins, candy, and magazine subscriptions.

What if I have additional questions?

Girl Scouts and caregivers should contact their Troop Product Manager. If Troop Product Managers have questions, they will contact their Service Unit Product Program Representative. Service Unit Product Program Representatives can contact the council at 915-566-9433 or product@gsdsw.org.

 

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