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Fall Product Program

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This fall, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California is offering troops and girls the opportunity to participate in the Girl Scout Fall Product Program through M2 and Ashdon Farms. This program provides a progressive experience that builds innovative and entrepreneurial-minded leaders and helps troops earn funds needed to kick-off their year.

Interested in participating? Eligible troops will automatically receive an email to get started. Contact your troop leader or fall product manager to learn more.

  • Didn't get an email? No problem. Just visit M2 to sign up manually after Sept. 2. 
  • Not in a troop? Fill out a Parent Permission Form to participate as a Juliette or individually registered Girl Scout and review the Juliette Guide. GSHCC will reach out to you once your form is received.
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How It Works

Girl Scouts and customers have a variety of options to participate and support the fall product program.

Program Dates
Program Dates

Nut & Candy delivery is perfect timing for holiday gift giving. Use as gifts for teachers, bus drivers, postal workers or for the office gift exchange. Order some extras for those last minute gift needs!

  • September 2, 2021 - M2 early access for troop fall product managers
  • September 9, 2021 - Sale begins! Online and in-person
  • October 4, 2021 - ACH Authorization Forms due
  • October 17, 2021 - Sale ends - Online and in-person
  • October 17, 2021 - Paper order entry - Participant end date
  • October 18, 2021 - Money due to troop
  • October 18-19, 2021 - Paper order entry - troop entry for any missing orders or edit in-person sales
  • October 18-20, 2021 - Paper order entry - service unit entry for any missing orders or edit in-person sales
  • October 20, 2021 - Last day for girls/troops to make reward selections in M2
  • October 21, 2021 - ACH withdrawal (full balance due)
  • Week of November 10 – November 17, 2021 - Items delivered to service units
  • November 24, 2021 - Last day to deliver product to customers
  • November 29, 2021 - Esitmated reward deliveries to service units

*Please note: GSHCC cannot make edits to product orders or reward selections after October 20. All M2 system deadlines are by 11:59 P.M. PST.

The 5 Skills
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GOAL SETTING: Learning how to set goals individually and as a group, and creating a plan to reach them, develops cooperation, planning and team-building skills that she can use in daily life.

Real life application: Setting a goal to reach a higher GPA in school.

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DECISION MAKING: Learning to make decisions, such as how the troop will use the money, and working as a group will help her to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

Real life application: Weighing the benefits of which college she wants to attend.

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 MONEY MANAGEMENT: Handling money helps her gain practical life skills around financial literacy. Learning to budget and deciding how she will spend her money is a valuable life lesson.

Real life application: Saving her money for something she really wants versus spending it on frivolous things.

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PEOPLE SKILLS: Learning how to talk to, listen to and work with all kinds of people allows your Girl Scout to develop healthy relationships and conflict resolution skills.

Real life application: Becoming captain of her soccer team because she excels at teamwork and communication.

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BUSINESS ETHICS: Practicing good business ethics like being honest and responsible reinforces the positive values she is developing as a Girl Scout. 

Real life application: Being an active contributor to a group project instead of letting others do all the work.

Nuts and Candy

Girl Delivery (online) 
This option is highly recommended for local customers. Girls can send an email link to their customers. Customers can purchase the sixteen items offered on the order card and pay for them online. Girls will deliver items to customers so there are no shipping charges. Items should be delivered to customers by November 24, 2021. 

Direct Ship (online)
This option is recommended for customers girls cannot deliver to, those who can’t find their favorite items on the order card and those who wish to get items earlier than November 24. Girls can send an email link to their customers. Customers have a larger product selection to choose from and pay for items online. Customers pay for shipping and items are delivered to customers based on the shipping speed selected at checkout. 

In-person
Girls can sell to friends and family in-person using their order card. Customers can pay for items with cash or check at the time the order is taken. GSHCC does not recommend accepting checks in amounts over $60. Checks should be made payable to “GSHCC Troop #___”. Items should be delivered to customers by November 24, 2021. 

 

The items listed below are availabe for in-person and online Girl Delivery orders. Customers can find a larger selection to choose from for Direct ship orders. 

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Magazines

Girls can send an email link to their customers. Customers pay for magazines online and receive their orders within six to eight weeks. With hundreds of titles to choose from, there is something for everyone.

Project Share

The 2020 Fall Product Program allowed GSHCC to donate 2,200 packages of nuts and candy to seven local food banks!

Project Share is a great opportunity for customers to support their local Girl Scouts and their community. GSHCC will distribute all Project Share items in time for Thanksgiving.

The Nut & Candy order form includes an option for customers to donate a $7 item. Girls who sell 4 or more Project Share items earn a Care to Share patch.

Training
SU FALL PRODUCT MANAGER TRAINING

All confirmed service unit fall product managers received the training link for the training date selected at time of role confirmation. Please check your email for the Zoom links.

  • Monday, August 9, 2021 - 6 - 8 P.M.
  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 6 - 8 P.M.
 
TROOP FALL PRODUCT MANAGER TRAINING

Troop fall product managers are required to complete training prior to beginning in-person sales. Troops have one of three training options:

  • Complete training with your service unit 
  • Online training using gsLearn 
    • Troops opting for online training must provide their completion certificate to their service unit fall product manager upon completion of training
  • Attend a live Zoom training led by GSHCC staff 
    • Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - Register
    • Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - Register
    • Troops who attend the Zoom trainings will receive an email confirming their attendance. This must be provided to their service unit fall product manager upon completion

Virtual Q&A Sessions

GSHCC will be hosting weekly Wednesday Q&A sessions beggining on August 25, 2021. Please check Rallyhood for Zoom links. No completion certificates will be provided for Q&A sessions as they are not formal trainings.

Forms, Documents and Guides
Just in Time Training
M2 System Videos
Rewards and More

Participating troops earn 10% in troop proceeds and Girl Scouts earn reward items. Older girl troops comprised solely of Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can unanimously opt out of reward items and experiences and earn 20% proceeds. Girls in troops opting for Older Girl Proceeds can earn patches.

FALL PERSONALIZED PATCH

Girl Scouts will earn their fall personalized patch when they:

Troop fall product managers will earn their fall personalized patch when they:

An email from M2 is automatically generated informing the caregiver that their girl has earned this special patch. This special patch will be mailed directly to each qualifying girl approximately 6-8 weeks after the submission of the patch via the link provided in the email. 

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GIRL SCOUT COOKIE CROSSOVER PATCH

Girl Scouts will earn a fall product and cookie crossover patch when they:

  • Create an avatar
  • Send 18+ emails
  • Sell 215+ packages of cookies during the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program
Crossover Patch
Give Back Level

Help GSHCC pull 1,500 lbs. of plastic from the ocean! By reaching $450 in Fall Product items each girl sells, our partner, Ocean Blue Project, will pull 5 lbs. of plastic from the ocean. The $450 Give Back level also earns each girl a conservation patch!

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Fall Product Experiences

STEM Snow Experience ($550+ Combined Sales)

November 20, 2021 (Modesto) or December 4, 2021 (Sacramento)

Join GSHCC and play in this snow! Girls who earn and select the Snow Experience will enjoy a variety of different snow themed activities. Girls will learn the science of snow and about the fall product mascot, penguins. There will be snow making, igloo building and lots of playing with the snow that is made. Each girl will take home a small tube of snow so the fun can continue after the event.

 

Winter Weekend at Camp Fleming ($850+ Combined Sales)

December 17-19, 2021

GSHCC is excited to offer an exclusive fall product program event at Camp Fleming. This event is girl-only and girls who earn and select this experience will spend the night at Camp Fleming. There will be lots of amazing camp activities such as team building and survival skills. Camp Fleming is a place for bonding and friendship building. We can’t wait to see you there! Transportation will not be provided.

Fall Product Program Emails
FAQ
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What are the benefits of participating in the fall product program?

This program is an integral part of a Girl Scouts’ journey toward leadership, learning and developing The 5 Skills. This is an easy and fun way for your troop to prep for the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Girls and troops will learn and practice inventory management, reward distribution, money collection and financial tracking. Girls will be able to practice their online marketing skills as well.

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How do I participate in the fall product program? 

Troops must have 2 unrelated leaders and a fall product manager selected in MyGS and registered for the 2022 membership year. Product managers must sign a Volunteer Position Agreement and complete training with their service unit or online using their gsLearn account. Troops are required to have a valid bank account and submit information by October 4, 2021 using the ACH Authorization Form.

Girl Scouts in participating troops who wish to participate in the program must be registered for the 2022 membership year and have a signed Parent Permission & Responsibility Form on file with their troop fall product manager.

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Can Juliettes/Individually Registered Girl Members participate?  

Juliettes/Individually Registered Girl Members can participate via Direct Ship and Girl Delivery orders only. GSHCC will act as their “troop fall product manager” and ensure orders and rewards are entered into the M2 system. Girls must have a signed Parent Permission & Responsibility Form prior to beginning sales and being uploaded into the M2 system. Girls choosing to participate in this manner agree to abide by all program deadlines, communicate with GSHCC prior to deadlines and to pick up product and rewards in a timely manner from their regional service unit fall product manager. Families agree to pick up items within a week from the delivery date. Rewards and product will be delivered to the week of November 10 – November 17. If you wish to participate in this manner or have further questions, please contact GSHCC Customer Care at customercare@girlscoutshcc.org.

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My troop is not participating in the fall product program. Can my Girl Scout still participate? 

Work with your troop to verify that your troop meets eligibility requirements. Participation in the program is easy! Troops can participate in-person, online or both depending on the time commitment your troop wants. If your girl wishes to participate and your troop has not identified a fall product manager, please contact customer care at customercare@girlscoutshcc.org.

           

Thank you for your support!
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