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Fall Product Program

Meet Ollie the otter, the mascot for our 2014 Fall Product Program!

New Products and Returning Favorites

View the entire product lineup for Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri 

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We can’t wait to share the news about our 2014 Fall Product Program, which kicks off Sat. Oct. 11, when girls start taking orders.

Three brand new items from our partner Ashdon Farms are getting rave reviews:

  • English Butter Toffee
    Handcrafted toffee that is kettle cooked in small batches and drenched in milk chocolate
  • Almond Cran-Orange Crunch
    An all natural, gluten free mix that includes almonds and cranberries baked in a delicate orange coating
  • Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels
    These come in a beautiful Cardinal Birdhouse Holiday tin

Luscious dark chocolate mint penguins, crunchy whole cashews sprinkled with sea salt and sumptuous chocolate-covered raisins are just a few of the returning favorites available this year.

The community service option Project Thank You also returns this year, where each $5 donation sends one can of candy or nuts to military personnel through the USO of Missouri.

Why Troops Choose the Girl Scout Fall Product Program

Troops choose to participate in Fall Product Program because it:

  • Gives valuable funds early in the year to pay for troop activities, community service projects and more. Last year, troops averaged $157 in proceeds, with some troops earning more than $1,400
  • Grows the confidence, skills and financial competence of their Girl Scouts
  • Provides experience with the world of e-commerce when girls design and run their own online storefronts

The Fall Product Program is an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, where girls gain hands-on practice with five skills linked to leadership and financial literacy: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

Partners

We are pleased to partner again this year with Ashdon Farms and M2 Media Group for the 2014 Fall Product Program.

Ashdon Farms provides a wide selection of delectable candy and nuts, including distinctive molded chocolates that are not sold in stores, and collectible tins that are customer favorites

M2 Media Group offers new and renewed subscriptions to a wide array of popular magazines that are purchased online at lower than newsstand prices. They provide an innovative, engaging online ordering system where Girl Scouts design their online storefront, create their own Girl Scout avatar, and record a video message for their customers

Expanded Online Sales

This year, when customers visit a Girl Scout’s online storefront on the M2 Media Group site, they will shop from an expanded selection of candy, nuts and magazine subscriptions:

  • New and renewed subscriptions to more than 700 popular magazines at lower-than-newsstand prices
  • A total of 30 candy and nut items (including 16 items not available on the order card – Blueberry Pomegranate Nut Squares, Butter Toasted Peanuts, Caramel Treasures in two different tins, Chocolate Covered Peanuts, Chocolate Covered Toffee Almonds, Chocolate Tuttles, Cranberry Mix, Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Gourmet Caramel Corn with Almonds and Pecans, Gourmet (Nut) Blend, Gummi Berries, Jumbo Cashews, Pistachios and Salsa Mix)

Customers pay for all of their purchases online and these items are shipped directly to the customer or gift recipients.

For the first time, girls can earn a personalized custom patch when they reach $175 in combined online sales of candy, nuts and magazine subscriptions. The patch displays the girl’s first name and the Girl Scout avatar she designs as part of her online storefront.

To get their online storefront started on Oct. 11, girls will go to www.girlscoutmagazines.com/gsem and follow the prompts. It will help to have their troop number handy.

Rewards

View the exciting rewards girls can earn during the Fall Product Program

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To get started, troops should contact their Neighborhood Fall Product Manager in September for training and materials.

2014 Key Dates

"GO Day" (When girls start taking orders) Oct. 11
Initial Order Taking Oct. 11-Oct. 25
Additional Order Taking Oct. 26-Dec. 7
Troops Pick Up Product from Initial Order Nov. 17-18
Troop Booths Nov. 18-Dec. 7
Girls Deliver Orders and Collect Payment from Customers Nov. 18-Dec. 7
Troop Final Reports Due Dec. 8
Rewards Delivered to Neighborhoods Mid Jan.