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Fall Product Program

 For Girls

  • To participate, girls need to sign up and create an account through our online vendor, QSP. The QSP link is emailed to all registered Girl Scouts, or you can simply click the UNIFY service dog on this web page after October 12 and follow the instructions: 


 Important Dates

  • October 12: NEW official start date which allows three weekends to sell for the Fall Product Program
  • October 28:  Face-to-face nut and candy sales end; online ordering still available
  • November 13 to 16:  Nut and candy orders arrive at Service Unit Level
  • November 30:  Online nut and candy sales end
  • December 3: Girls turn in money to Troop Fall Product Chair 

The online portion of the program runs through November 30, allowing extra time for girls to work toward their goals and enhance their financial literacy skills.

 Proceeds

Troops earn $1.00 for each nut and candy item sold, and $2.00 for each magazine subscription/gift item. All girls will earn cool patches and cumulative recognitions. Troops that have a combined total of $850.00 in fall product sales will receive an additional $.03 (three cents) per package of cookies sold when they participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. 100% of the proceeds stay within the council to provide programs and services to girls.

                   

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Everything is PAWsome when girls participate in the 2018 Fall Product Program!

Along with cool, new patches this year, we're excited to introduce the Fall and Cookie Program "Go Getter" patch! This exclusive personalized patch can be earned by girls who achieve target goals in both the Fall Product Program and Cookie Program! 

Lead the Way

The Fall Product Program helps girls learn and develop skills that last a lifetime - helping them SPEAK UP and LEAD the WAY in the world around them. By participating in the program, girls have the chance to help fund troop activities, community service projects, and even books and uniforms.

Online

The Fall Product Program provides an important ingredient for girl leadership by developing five skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. This "Family and Friends" sale is conducted in person, as well as online through a secure program.

We are excited to announce new items added to our 2018 Nut & Candy/ Magazines/Gift Items, including stainless steel tumblers, and 200+ college and NEW Tervis tumblers, along with organic veggies and NEW Premium Candle jars and Girl Scout series candles. These are in addition to our traditional magazine subscriptions (new and renewals), and our very popular  nuts and candies No booth sales are allowed.  The decision to participate in the Fall Product Program should be made by the girls and their parents/guardians.

 For Sellers and Volunteers

Is your troop interested in participating in the Fall Product Program? Here's what you need to do:

  • Troop must be registered for the 2018-2019 year.
  • Troop volunteer must take the online training or an in-person training with their Service Unit on the Fall Product Program.
  • Complete a Troop Fall Product Chair Agreement.
  • If you are the Troop Fall Product Chair, make sure to self-identify on MY GS so the training link for online training can be sent to you.
  • Get your Troop Envelope from your Service Unit Fall Product Chair.
  • Read the Fall Product Program FAQs for answers to common questions.
  • Hold a parent meeting

  New This Year

The brand new Fall and Cookie Go-Getter Patch (pictured above!) For girls that achieve specific goals in the Fall and Cookie Program:

        -Girl must sell at least 10 items either from order taking or online in         the fall program

        -Girl must sell at least 200 packages of cookies in the cookie         program

       -Her troop must have a minimum $850 in troop fall product sales.

  • UNIFY dashboard for service units, volunteers and girls – One site for all to use and it is easy!  To participate, girls will register through the UNIFY website or click on the Service Dog above to get in on all the fun!
  • New Nut & Candy products this year include: Girl Scout Camera Tin with Mint Treasures, and Buffalo Ranch Pretzel Mix.
  • Premium, double-wick Candle Jars with True Life Fragrances, featuring a collectible Girl Scout ceramic candle with Girl Scout patch design.

Returning This Year

  • Fall Product Program vendors QSP and Ashdon Farms are back!
  •  59 Minute Quick Start - Don't have time for the order-taking sale? Then why not try the online sale with a Quick Start phone-a-thon for 59 minutes? This handy video explains how!
  • Tumblers - Stainless steel tumblers - BPA free, double-walled - sweat free; Tervis tumblers – BPA free, dishwasher/microwave safe, made in the USA
  • Organic Veggies – Two new varieties! Fun and easy to grow! Non-GMO and made in the USA. They're a perfect troop and girl program tie-in too!
  • Troops can identify and promote their own “Take Action Project”.

 Training Resources

Volunteers will have access to Just in Time (JIT) training for our Fall Product Program, including videos from the vendors! Monthly JIT newsletters are sent out to all Fall Product Chairs in October, November and December. The JIT was very popular during the Cookie Program, providing “must know” information in mere minutes! 

 Troop and Girl Dashboard Access!

Girls can customize their own Service Dog mascot on the UNIFY Online Program.  Returning this year, girls can “unlock” more accessories by sending emails, adding photo/images, sending texts and reaching a $100 in online sales. 

Troop Fall Product Chairs can create their own MyPatchCreationTM and earn their own patch with $500 in total online troop sales.  Periodically check in on your girls via the dashboard and encourage them throughout the program!

59 Minute Quick Start

59 Minute Quick Start! Looking for a great way to kick off the Fall Product Program? Check out this video about how to hold a 59 Minute Quick Start Party at your next meeting! Girls use their cell phones to see how many sales they can make to family and friends in just 59 minutes. First, girls log in to the QSP/Nute Online Program, then click on the "Text and Share" link to send themselves a text with the payment link to use for their customers. Next, girls call family and friends for 59 minutes and forward the text link for payment! Money collection, delivery, proceeds, and girl recognition is all automated! Girls who participate earn the 59 Minute Quick Start patch (shown above)! Visit the 59 Minute Quick Start website for more info!

 

  Hold a Parent Meeting!

 QSP Online Program begins October 12, 2018

Girls and their parents will visit the UNIFY website for this exciting online program.

  • Magazines & gift items (each item earns the troop $2.00)
  • Girls set goals online and personalize their landing page. They can upload a personal video or add a selfie.
  • Girls can invite family and friends via email, text, Twitter or Facebook to support their troop by placing an online order.
  • Girls can print their own door hangers and “Spread the Word" business cards to hand out to potential customers.
  • Girls earn patches and recognitions for online sales. Troops earn proceeds for online orders.
  • As a bonus, girls can earn special patches when they enter 15 and/or 30 or more email addresses inviting family and friends to order online items.
Have additional questions?

-Check out the Fall Product Program Frequently Asked Questions

-Contact your area Product Program Staff

Area

Staff

Email

Phone

Abilene

Kelly Schumacher

kschumacher@gs-top.org

325-480-1615

Amarillo

Marsha Goebel

mgoebel@gs-top.org

806-553-3172

Fort Worth

Judy Treacy

jtreacy@gs-top.org

817-735-5301

Lubbock

Christi Baker

cbaker@gs-top.org

806-589-5944

Wichita Falls

Linda Gibbons

lgibbons@gs-top.org

940-228-4825

Corporate

Tori Mulvaney

tmulvaney@gs-top.org

817-735-5327 or

800-582-7272 ext. 1140

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CREDIT CARDS - USE A SMARTPHONE TO ACCEPT PAYMENTS!

During the Fall Product Program and Cookie Program, troops will be able to accept credit card payment using SAGE Mobile Payments.  Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains will pay for the credit card processing fees for troops using SAGE Mobile for Product Programs; NOT data usage fees for individual phone service.  The cost per mobile payment device is $25.00. 

SAGE Mobile devices are available in each of Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains area retail stores

When you pick up your mobile devices in the retail shop you must turn in your SAGE Participation Agreement. Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains will set up one contact per troop. It will take 5-7 days for SAGE to complete the set up process for troops.

If you are a returning troop and have used the mobile device but need users deleted from your current account, please contact Tori Mulvaney. This change will take 5-7 days.

Once your troop has been approved and the setup has been completed by SAGE you will receive an email from SAGE.  The email will contain a link to the App that will need to be downloaded to your phone to access the credit card processing application.

After you receive the email from SAGE and completed your set up, you will be able to add additional users through the portal for your troop.

Sage Quick Start Guide
Troop Training
Sage Q&A
Sage Mobile ACH Codes