As you enter your local grocery store this November, you may see a familiar sight: Girl Scouts asking you to support their girl-led business. However, it’s a bit early for cookie season – these industrious girls are kicking off their new Girl Scout year with the Fall Product Program, selling a wide variety of nuts, chocolates, photo keepsakes and magazines. For Girl Scouts, the Fall Product Program is not just about earning money for their troop activities, it teaches them important life skills like goal setting, money management, decision making, people skills, and business ethics. Girl Scouts are also learning the importance of giving back, as they donate snacks and nuts to food banks and magazines to the military through the “Care to Share” program.
Girl Scouts in Orange County will begin selling nuts, chocolates, photo keepsakes and magazines door-to-door and online beginning on October 5 and at booth locations throughout Orange County from November 7-16. Customers can choose from twelve varieties of nuts and chocolates, including the new English Butter Toffee and Salsa Mix, or they may order online from a selection of twenty five varieties, including the exclusive Girl Scout tin and new corporate gift tins – perfect for holiday gifts! Customers can order or renew their favorite magazines from over 600 magazine titles (print and digital) at up to 90% off newsstand price, AND customers can create and purchase personalized greeting cards, calendars, photo books and more through the new To Remember This website.
So, when a Girl Scout asks you if you’d like to make a purchase this fall, look her in the eye, ask her questions about her goals, and support her entrepreneurial spirit. You may be helping a future CEO with her very first sale!
Don’t see a Girl Scout? Don’t worry! Just contact Nuts@GirlScoutsOC.org and Girl Scouts of Orange County will connect you with a local Girl Scout that you can make your purchase from.
Check out a delicious recipe idea featuring Girl Scout Nuts and Submit Your Own!
Add a little kick to your Fall Football viewing by serving Salsa Mix or Cranberry Mix or create something sweet & festive for Halloween with a Halloween Cookie Pizza! Submit your recipe ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and you may be featured on the Girl Scouts of Orange County website!
Halloween Cookie Pizza
1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup Halloween colored M&M candies
½ cup Girl Scouts Honey Roasted Peanuts
¼ cup vanilla ready to spread frosting
Heat oven to 350°. Grease 12-inch pizza pan and press dough even in pan to form crust. Bake 16 to18 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Spread peanut butter over crust. Sprinkle with chocolate candies and peanuts. In small microwave bowl, microwave frosting on High 10 to 15 seconds until thin enough to drizzle. Transfer to small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut small hole in 1 corner, drizzle over pizza.