2014 Fall Product Sale
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 Five 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.
The 2014 Fall Product Sale theme is "Shine with Girl Scouts"!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the dates of the 2014 Fall Product Sale?
Girls will take orders October 3-19.
Troop orders are due to the Council/Service Unit October 22.
Deliveries to the Council and Service Units will take place the week of November 12 (tentative).
Troops must have all money deposited into the troop bank account on December 3 and the first Automated Clearing House (ACH) takes place December 5 (100% of the total amount due to Council).
Additional ACHs will take place the month of December (on an as-needed basis).
What are the products I will be selling?
- Chocolate-mint trefoils with "Shine with Girl Scouts" tin - $10
- Chocolate-covered pretzels with Penguin tin - $10
- Cashews - $8
- Chocolate-covered almonds - $8
- Pistachios - $8
- Chocolate-covered raisins - $7
- Cranberry trail mix - $7
- Dark chocolate sea-salt caramels - $6
- Peanut-butter monkeys - $6
- Honey-roasted peanuts - $6
- Spicy Cajun mix - $6
- Gummy fruit slices - $6
- Care to Share product - $6
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 2015 by October 3, 2014. Girls must have a signed 2014 Fall Product Sale Parent Permission & 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?
The Fall Product Sale is a great opportunity to earn money early in the troop year to provide troop startup funds! Troops receive $1 item sold for troop proceeds.
What recognition items will all girls earn?
- 5 Items = Participation patch
- 15 Items = Bird necklace
- 30 Items = Rainbow loom kit AND Goal-Getter patch
- 45 Items = Small plush monkey OR monkey drawstring backpack
- 60 Items = Light-up journal OR glitter light
- 85 Items = "Shine" t-shirt OR large plush monkey
- 100 items = Super-Seller patch AND alarm message board; OR Super-Seller patch AND message mirror
*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
- 30 Items = $30
- 45 Items = $45
- 60 Items = $60
- 85 Items = $85
- 120 Items = $120
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 - both old and new - to have crazy nut and candy sales success!
To win this challenge you can utilize the technology available through the Trophy Nut Ordering System (TNOS) 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 guidelines for online marketing.)
Not into technology? No problem! We know the tried-and-true methods of knocking on neighbors’ doors and calling friends and family work too!
Here’s the challenge… Beginning October 3, 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 to win an iPad Mini!
Pick up a Goal Getter order card from your troop leader or Fall Product Manager.
Sell 30 items or more of Girl Scout nuts and candy. Use your order card to record your sales. You have until October 19 to sell, record, and enter. For every 30 items you sell, you will receive an entry to WIN!
The WINNER will be announced on the Girl Scouts of Alaska website and our Facebook page by 4:30 p.m. October 30.
What does a troop need to do to participate?
The Troop Fall Product Manager must renew his/her 2015 membership, have a current GSAK background check, and turn in his/her signed Fall Product Manager Agreement and ACH form to his/her 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 2014 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?
The TNOS is an e-mail sales program. Girls send emails to family and friends asking for their support. Customers go to the TNOS website to order using the link from the email sent by the girl. The TNOS tracks orders so credit is given for products sold and troop proceeds and recognitions earned.
Customers pay online and products are shopped direct to them or to their gift recipients with shipping and handling charges. This is intended for friends and family outside Alaska due to the high cost of shipping to Alaska. Girls will earn a patch for sending out 12 emails.
What is Care to Share?
Customers order product to be donated to the American Red Cross of Alaska. Care to Share product will vary. Products will NOT be delivered to the troop; they will be donated by the Council. Products sold count toward the girl's recognitions and troop proceeds. Girls will earn a patch for selling at least TWO items.