The 2012 Girl Scout Fall Product Program is a great way for girls to earn valuable startup funds to use during the new membership year!
The Fall Product Program is a friends-and family sale consisting of three elements:
- Nuts and candies
- Magazines (digital and paper)
- Address books
The fall sale is easy and flexible for girls and volunteers! Girls may participate in any or all of the components of the sale, customers pay right away when they order their products, and troops only order what they sell (not full cases), so there is no remaining inventory.
This year’s Fall Product Program theme is “What can a girl do?” and features Fiona the Flamingo!
To be eligible to participate in the Fall Product Program, girls must be a registered Girl Scout for the 2012-2013 program year and have a signed parent permission slip to participate.
Setting Goals and Troop Profits
One key element to the Girl Scout Fall Product Program is setting goals. Girls can receive recognitions based on how much they sell. Each girl may have her own personal goals depending on which recognitions she wants.
Troops also earn profits from their Fall Product Program sales. Proceeds are earned as follows:
- $0.85 per nut and candy item sold
- $2.50 per magazine subscription sold (online or paper orders)
- $3 per completed address booklet
If the following conditions are met, troops may also earn an additional $0.03 per box troop profit during the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program:
- The per girl selling average for the troop during the 2012 Fall Product Program is $165 (total of troop sales divided by number of girls selling in the troop)
- All information is correctly completed on Nut-E
- All paperwork is correctly completed and submitted to the Service Area Fall Product manager by the dates specified
- Troop payment is made in full through ACH by the dates specified
Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can receive an additional $0.10 per item profit in place of the recognitions, provided the troop as a whole agrees that they will not receive individual recognitions during the 2012 Fall Product Program. All troops will still receive all earned patches.
Resources for Girls
Girls will be ultra-prepared for the Fall Product Program with help from our online marketing toolkit! In the toolkit, you’ll find a variety of resources such as sales tips, flyers, a thank-you card, and more!
Nuts and Candies
There are 16 nut and candy items this year, including three new items and two decorative tins: a 100th Anniversary Girl Scout mailbox and a library holiday tin.
Girls can take orders for new subscriptions and renewals for digital and paper magazines. This can be done with a paper form or customers may order online using a credit card. An easy way for girls to get started with magazine sales is to email 12 or more of their friends and family with a link to the online order form. Girls who sell 12 magazine subscriptions earn a patch for their uniform and are on their way to a successful fall sale!
When girls completely fill all the pages in their address books, they earn profits and the 2012-2013 wave patch. It’s an easy way for friends and family to participate and order their favorite magazines and subscriptions. NEW this year: there will be only one mailing to the customer instead of two (and no one becomes part of a mailing list), and supporters will have the option to order online using their credit card.
When customers order fall products, they may also make a donation that goes to the Fort McCoy military base. Troops will not receive the product; Ashdon Farms will ship the product directly to Fort McCoy. Girls who sell three or more $5 donations will earn a share patch.
A Nut Promise is a way for customers to place nut and chocolate orders with girls electronically. When girls send emails regarding the online magazine orders, girls may also include a Nut Promise offer. The products purchased with a Nut Promise are delivered by the girls, and payment may only be collected in person or via mail. Online payment is not currently available.
Visit our Fall Product Program Dates page for a comprehensive listing of all dates related to the 2012 Fall Product Program.
Volunteer Resource Center
Service Area Fall Product Manager (SAFPM)
- SAFPM Volunteer Agreement
- SAFPM Nut-E Training
- SAFPM Nut-E Manual
- SAFPM Nut-E Quick Guide
- 10 Steps to the Fall Product Program
Troop Fall Product Manager (TFPM)
- TFPM Volunteer Agreement
- TFPM Training
- TFPM NUT-E Manual
- TFPM Nut-E Quick Guide
- TFPM Nut-E Quick Guide (CV/Rockwood)
- Troop/Service Area Bank Account Information and ACH Authorization Form
All Fall Product Volunteers
- 2012 Rally Guide
- Fall Product Program Dates
- 2012 Fall Product Program Family Packet
- Parent Permission Forms
- Product Program Uncollected Funds Form
- Individual Girl Member Information
- 2012 Fall Product Program Recognitions
- 2012 Fall Nut/Chocolate Products
- 2012 Be A Reader/Ashdon Farms Activity Site
- QSP Customer Service Website
- Ashdon Farms Nut-E Website