By selling Girl Scout products to friends and family, Girl Scouts develop valuable life skills like goal setting, money management, people skills, business ethics and teamwork – and they have fun! Our customers get a great product and get to support girls in their community.
The Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England sponsors two product sales each year. All Girl Scouts – from Daisies to Ambassadors – are eligible and encouraged to participate. Both the Fall QSP/Be A Reader Magazine, Candy & Nut Sale and the Girl Scout Cookie Sale offer opportunities for girls to practice these 5 skills: Goal setting, Decision making, Money management, people skills, and business ethics.
2014 fALL pRODUCT pROGRAM
Every year, registered Girl Scouts can take orders from friends and family for delicious nuts and candy and magazine subscriptions as part of the Fall Product Program. This year, order taking runs from September 2 - October 29, and products will be delivered to troops November 19-21. By participating in this program, troops can get a head start on funding their activites for the year! Check out what's new this year, activities for girls of every age, and girl rewards and the products offered this year:
PHOTO KEEPSAKES are a great way to help people preserve and share memories with personalized photo keepsakes, books, cards, calendars and more. Customers can upload photos from Facebook, Instagram, PCs and mobiel devices to create beautiful photo keepsakes. To check out the products we are offering, click here.
In the ONLINE NUT STORE, there are email templates to send to friends and family, with the option for customers to order, pay online, and have nuts delivered to their home or business. Customers will be able to select from 25 Girl Scout products and five corporate gift items.
Girls from Daisies to Ambassadors can visit www.whatcanagirldo.com for fun, interactive activities and tools, including a goal tracking poster!
Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England is participating in the QSP ONLINE PROGRAM. You will be asked to register yourself and your Girl Scout. There is an interactive learning activity for your Girl Scout to complete. You will then be able to enter email addresses for potential customers who would like to support your Girl Scout troop and the Council. Emails can be personalized, and your Girl Scout can earn the online patch for submitting at least 12 email addresses. The troop also earns proceeds for every item sold online during the sale dates.
Ready to get started? Make sure you click here for a Parent Permission Slip & here for an Older Girl Incentives Permission Slip.
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Troops earn $1 for every nut and candy item sold and $1.25 for each magazine subscription or photo keepsake ordered. You can show your support for Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England by renewing or ordering a new magazine subscriptions. Candy and nuts (individual prices range from $5-$8) arrive just in time for Thanksgiving and make great holiday gifts, hostess gifts, and teacher "thank you" gifts.
Girls can participate in a service project to support the military...friends and family can purchase nuts or magazine vouchers to support our local active and retired military.
Check back soon for a sample order card (including all the awesome rewards girls can earn!) and a complete listing of the nuts and candy product line! But in the meantime, get your taste buds ready for: Crunchy English Butter Toffee (handcrafted in small batches and drenched in milk chocolate), Almond-Cran Orange Crunch (almonds and cranberries coated in a delicate orange confection), and Salsa Mix (spicy peanuts, toasted corn, soy noodles, almonds and pepitas).
The $700 million Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and generates immeasurable benefits for girls, their councils and communities nationwide. In fact, many successful business women today say they got their start selling Girl Scout Cookies!
Girl Scout Cookies come in 8 varieties – including the all time favorite, Thin Mints – and sell at $4 per box. Each council sets its own ‘price per box’.
In our council, girls can begin selling Girl Scout cookies from January through March each year. Some troops choose to sell “directly” – boxes of cookies are immediately available to customers. Other troops choose to take orders from customers and fulfill them once all the orders are in.
All of the proceeds – every penny – from a local council’s product sales remains in the area where the products are sold. This revenue is used to benefit girls, some of it directly by remaining in the Girl Scout troop treasury and some of it indirectly by subsidizing the cost of providing the Girl Scout program in the local area. Money from product sales helps the Southeastern New England council:
Every local troop/group is encouraged to set realistic goals, such as planning field trips and community service projects, to accomplish during the year. The money earned from product sales helps the troop/group achieve its goals. Troops earn $1 for each can of nuts or candy sold, $2 for each magazine subscription sold, and up to $0.69 for each box of Girl Scout Cookies sold.
Each year, Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England selects a Cookie Sale Community Service Project beneficiary. At the end of the Cookie Sale, troops may elect to contribute a portion of the troop’s proceeds to this organization. Last year, troops contributed more than $5,000 to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation!
The 2013 beneficiary was the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart and Hope Fund. The organization strives to provide educational, emotional, recreational, and financial support to children and families impacted by congenital heart disease, heart defects and severe feeding issues. Families living in RI, CT and MA benefit from this support. At the end of the 2013 Cookie Sale, girls presented a check for $6,415.21 to this wonderful organization. Way to go, girls!
The activity of selling cookies is directly related to our purpose of helping all girls realize their full potential and become strong, confident, and resourceful citizens.
The safety and security of our members is always our chief concern. We have strict guidelines for safety. Girl Scouts, depending on their age, must be accompanied or supervised by an adult when selling Girl Scout Cookies and always use the buddy system.
Girls that are doing online marketing (not online sales) read and discuss the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge. Girls print out the pledge and ask their parents (or guardians), to read and sign the pledge together.
For further information, please consult these additional forms and resources specially created for Girl Scout parents: