Fall Product in a Nutshell
- Girl Scouts ask friends and family (either online or in person) to purchase candy, nuts, and discounted magazine subscriptions.
- Girls learn five life skills: goal setting, money management, decision making, business ethics, and people skills.
- Troops earn start-up money for their programs and activities.
- Council programming is funded.
Girls, troops, and the council all benefit from offering great products to family and friends.
Let’s Get Started
The following links provide information and resources to help the girls be successful.
GSCSA staff are also available to support volunteers and parents throughout the product sale. You may reach them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Product Guides
September: Service Unit Fall Preview Parties
October 5: Girls begin taking orders with paper forms (all counties except Hamblen*)
October 20: Last day for taking orders with paper forms (all counties except Hamblen*)
October 31: Online ordering ends
November 11 – November 15: Products arrive for distribution
*Hamblen county sale runs November 1 – 17.
Preview parties are the key to a successful sale for the girls. View the calendar and plan to attend one of these Preview Parties to kick off the Fall Sale. »
Preview Party Guide (full color)
Preview Party Guide (black and white printer-friendly version)
Preview Party Girl Sign In Sheet
Preview Party Nuts and Bolts for Service Unit Volunteers
See a flyer for a creative Preview Party created by our service units!
To view the trainings listed here, volunteers should have Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher downloaded onto their computers. Download the latest version of Adobe Flash.
At the end of each training, please click the green button to post your results to the council.
Just for Service Units
What’s New for 2013: Service Units (for Service Unit Managers and Service Unit Product Sale Managers) – 10 minutes
Managing Sale Logistics: Service Units (for Service Unit Managers and Service Unit Product Sale Managers) – 20 minutes
Product Sale Finance (for Service Unit Product Sale Managers, Service Unit Treasurers, Troop Product Sales Managers, and Troop Treasurers) – 10 minutes
Product Sale Safety (for all volunteers involved with the Fall Product Program) – 10 minutes
We suggest reviewing the Safety Activity Checkpoint for Girl Scout Cookie/Council-Sponsored Product Sale and Chapter 4 of Volunteer Essentials
The 5 Skills: How Product Programs Empower Girls (for Girl Program Mentors, Troop Event Coordinators, Service Unit Product Sales Managers, Pathways Coordinators, and Service Unit Event Coordinators) – 12 minutes
Fall Product Program (Training For Parents)
Pay Anywhere credit card swipers for volunteers
Fall Product Order Card Sample and Recognitions
Fun Stuff to Help You
Trophy Nut Ordering System
Trophy Nut Ordering System (TNOS) for volunteers (link to online ordering system)
Trophy Nut Ordering System Guide for SUs
Trophy Nut Ordering System Guide for Troops
Trophy Nut Ordering System Updates for 2013