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Girl Scouts of Orange County
Fall Product Program

The 2019 Fall Product Program Has Ended
Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Fall Product Program is a fun, easy, and rewarding experience to help Girl Scout troops earn money while building their business savvy and financial literacy skills.

Girls of all ages build self-confidence and develop valuable business skills- such as goal setting, money management, and business ethics- while earning badges, patches, and prizes along the way. Many troops use Product Sales Program funds to support activities, Take Action projects, and field trips.

Still Need to Renew a Girl?
To make sure they can participate in the Fall Product Program, renew your girl today!

2019 Fall Product Weekly Updates

Volume 11 | November 5, 2019

Troops Wrap-up the Program by November 6 @ 9am

  • Make final entries for additional nut sales, booth sales and Care to Share in UNIFY
  • Ensure all units have been allocated to girls on the Transfer page in UNIFY
  • Verify girl rewards have been selected for every level on the Manage Order page in UNIFY

November 6 by 9:00am (Troop Plan Book page 26)

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2019 Fall Product Weekly Archives

MyPatchCreation(TM)

The sooner your Girl Scout sends emails and texts, the more opportunities friends and family will have to support her in reaching her goals by buying nuts, magazines, tumblers, and candles!  Your Girl Scout can offer online girl-delivered nuts with UNIFY where customers pay with a credit card and then have their products delivered to them by your Girl Scout to avoid any shipping charges.  It is really easy and will dramatically increase your online sales!

Your Girl Scout can design and earn her own MyPatchCreation™ personalized patch for reaching $200 in online sales (nuts, magazines & more combined). Online girl delivered-nuts now count towards earning your MyPatchCreation™ personalized patch, too!  Remember to toggle and offer the online girl-delivered nut option to friends and family when sending emails in UNIFY.

UNIFY

To participate, click on the “UNIFY” image to get started.  

If the image above does not connect you, simply copy and paste this link into your web browser: https://girlscouts.qspgao.com/orangecounty

Online Patch

Be sure to send 15+ emails to earn the interlocking “Online” patch.

Get started now!

 

Volume 10 | October 29, 2019

Troop Product Coordinators

Now - November 3: Direct & Booth Sales Continue

  • Girls continue to make direct sales, Care to Share, and online sales.
  • Remind girls to wear their Girl Scout uniform when selling.
  • Collect money from girls before handing out additional product.
  • Deposit money into Troop account promptly & frequently.
  • Collect & track girls’ money in UNIFY.
  • Contact Booth Sale Coordinator to reserve booth sale shifts.
  • Contact Cupboard for additional product including Care to Share using Nut Cupboard Order Form 2019.  Use the Cupboard Locations document located on the Volunteer Resources link on gscookietc.org and in UNIFY to find your nearest cupboard.
  • Allocate late initial, additional nut orders, and booth sales to girls in UNIFY including Care to Share.  Instructions for Allocating Product to Girls on the Volunteer Resources page and on UNIFY.

Find answers fast in your Troop Plan Book!

November 1-3: Girls’ Final Balance Due (Troop Plan Book, pages 21-23)

  • Collect final balance from girls.
  • Record girl payments in UNIFY.
  • Make bank deposits into the Troop account.

November 3-5: End of Sale Processing (Troop Plan Book, pages 25-26)

  • Allocate ALL products to girls in UNIFY including Care to Share.
  • Verify girl rewards in UNIFY.

November 5: Deposit Funds & Get Ready for Payment

  • By 3pm: complete payment adjustment form. if troop cannot pay full amount due.
  • Make final deposits into Troop account by end of day.

Volume 9 | October 22, 2019

Troop Product Coordinators

Need something? Find it fast on gscookiesetc.org/fallproduct/

October 22 - November 3: Cupboards, Direct & Booth sales (Troop Plan Book pages 17-20)

  • Remind all adults who plan to participate in booth sales to complete Online Booth Sale Training and quiz.
  • Remember to provide your adults with any booth specific requirements or permits you receive from your Service Unit Booth Sale Coordinator.
  • Girls continue to make direct sales, Care to Share, and online sales.
  • Remind girls to wear their Girl Scout uniform when selling.
  • Collect money from girls before handing out additional product.
  • Deposit money into Troop account promptly & frequently
  • Collect & track girls’ money in UNIFY.
  • Contact Booth Sale Coordinator to reserve booth sale shifts.
  • Contact Cupboard for additional product including Care to Share using Nut Cupboard Order Form 2019.  Use the Cupboard Locations document located on the Volunteer Resources link on gscookietc.org and in UNIFY to find your nearest cupboard.
  • Allocate late initial, additional nut orders, and booth sales to girls in UNIFY including Care to Share.  Instructions for Allocating Product to Girls on the Volunteer Resources page and on UNIFY.

Find answers fast in your Troop Plan Book!

Stellar Seller Tips and Photos Wanted!
Share how your Girl Scout is flexing her business and leadership skills and tag us ‘@girlscoutsoc’ in your Fall Product Program photos and videos on Facebook and Instagram. Or, email your photos to nuts@girlscoutsoc.orgHer story may be featured on our social media accounts.

 

Note: We were recently notified by our delivery agent (the moving service that delivers the products to our cupboard) that they did not receive some initial orders this past weekend of Mint Penguins from our vendor (Ashdon Farms). We have been working with Ashdon Farms to correct the error. They anticipate delivery of missing product to our delivery agent by end of day on Wednesday, October 23. Your Service Unit Fall Product volunteer team will be reaching out to you to arrange a pick-up date/time/location.

If you are delivering product to a customer, who has ordered Mint Penguins for girl delivery, please let them know that due to unforeseen circumstances, some initial orders have not yet been delivered to Girl Scout troops. Girl Scouts of Orange County is working with our vendor to resolve the issue quickly and she will deliver them soon.

We are sorry for any difficulties this may have caused. We are working diligently to provide a solution for our Girl Scouts and their customers. For additional inquiries related to this matter, please contact customercare@girlscoutsoc.org with the subject line “Mint Penguins.” 

Volume 8 | October 15, 2019

Troop Product Coordinators

Thank you to the troops who submitted orders in UNIFY! Please email nuts@girlscoutsoc.org with your girl(s) Stellar Seller Tip & a photo and your girls might just appear in our future e-communications, social media or trainings!

Now – Nov 3: Order Taking Continues (Troop Plan Book page 13)

  • Ensure Troop Banking form is completed or troop will NOT be able to pick-up products.
  • Remind girls to continue selling via order card & online.

Remind girls to send emails to earn: Online & 2019-2020 Patch

By October 16

  • Service Unit Nut Distributor to notify Troops of distribution date, time and location.

October 18 (Troop Plan Book page 15)

October 19-22: Delivery and Distribution

  • Pick-up troop’s product from Service Unit at assigned time.
  • Distribute product & money envelope to each girl; use receipts.
  • Instruct girls to deliver orders & collect money immediately.
  • Remind girls to turn in money frequently.
  • Check all money received from parents & at booth sales for counterfeit (Troop Plan Book page 16).

Find answers fast in your Troop Plan Book!

Volume 7 | October 8, 2019

Troop Product Coordinators

Reminder!  Troops must have a Troop Banking Form (old) on file before they can pick-up their initial nut orders.  Check with your Troop Leaders and Treasurers to ensure your Troop Banking Form (old) has been submitted.

October 3 - November 3

Volume 6 | October 1, 2019

Troop Product Coordinators

Find answers fast in your Troop Plan Book!

If you signed up for the texting option during the 2019 Fall Product Program you may have received, a one-time Launch texted to help your Girl Scout get started.

Do Now!

By October 3            

  • Ensure Troop Banking form submitted. Council Uploads Bank Info October 3 (page 12).
  • Verify Girl Information in UNIFY.

By October 4

  • Remind Girls & Parents to:
    • Enter their initial orders, including Care to Share nuts and magazine vouchers, into UNIFY and submit to you via email.
    • Enter their reward choices in UNIFY.
    • Continue taking orders both online and with order card through November 4.

October 4-6    Troops Process Initial Orders (Troop Plan Book , pages 13-15)

  • Verify girl/parent entries and/or enter orders for nuts, Care to Share and girl rewards in the QSP/Nut Online Program (UNIFY).
  • Enter order for booth sales by the unit (not the case) in the QSP/Nut Online Program (UNIFY).

October 6    Initial Nut Order Submitted in the QSP/Nut Online Program (Troop Plan Book page 15)

  • Submit the nut orders for your troop in UNIFY after girl orders and troop’s booth sale order have been entered by clicking on the pink “Submit” button.
  • NO PAPERWORK is due to the Service Unit at this time.

See the training videos on how to place girl orders by clicking on Program Info tab under the Trefoil Icon in UNIFY.

Volume 5 | September 24, 2019

Troop Product Coordinators

September 20 (Troop Plan Book pages 8-9)

  • Update your information in UNIFY
  • Verify all girls are listed in UNIFY

Helpful Hint:  Review the Troop Dashboard Overview training video located under Program Info tab in the “Trefoil icon on UNIFY.  (Page 9 of Troop Plan Book)

  • Enter your Troop’s Take Action Project under the Take Action tab in UNIFY
  • Create your MyPatchCreation under the MyCreation tab in UNIFY

Volume 4 | September 17, 2019

Troop Product Coordinators

September 5-22 (Troop Plan Book pages 3-8)

  • Meet the products
  • Complete in class training or online training
  • Qualify for Troop Product Coordinator position (register as member, select role, complete background screening, ensure Troop Banking Form is complete)
  • Pick-up Fall Product Materials from Service Unit Materials Coordinator
  • Partner with Troop Leader to prepare for Family Meeting

September 6-21 (Troop Plan Book page 11)

  • Hold a Family Meeting
  • Collect Completed Parent Responsibility forms (last 2 pages of the Family Guide)
  • Distribute materials only after Parent Responsibility form is completed

September 20 (Troop Plan Book pages 8-9)

  • Appointed Troop Product Coordinators receive Launch email from QSP (GirlScout-sale@qspgao.com) with link and login information for UNIFY
  • Update your information in UNIFY
  • Verify all girls are listed in UNIFY

Helpful Hint:  Review the Troop Dashboard Overview training video located under Program Info tab in the “Trefoil icon on UNIFY.  (Page 9 of Troop Plan Book)

September 21

  • Girl Launch emails sent to parent email uploaded into UNIFY.  Emails will come from QSP (GirlScouts-sale@qspgao.com). Girls’ names and parents’ emails uploaded into UNIFY for the girls who registered for the 2019-2020 membership year.
  • Fall Product Program Begins! (Troop Plan Book page 12)

September 22

Volume 3 | September 10, 2019

Troop Product Coordinators

It’s Fall Product Time!  For helpful hints, forms & information, please visit our Fall Product Website

Please note the Fall Product Mailing experienced delays at the post office and was dropped in the mail Thursday, September 5. We understand trainings have begun and apologize for any inconvenience. We anticipate the mailing should arrive to households this week. Please allow until Monday, September 16 before emailing  customercare@girlscoutsoc.org if you have not received the mailing.

Quick Checklist for Troop Product Coordinators

September 4-22 (Troop Plan Book pages 3-8)

  • Meet the products
    New!  Fall Product program has added Cool Cards greeting cards to their online offerings.  Plus, there is a new Girl Scout Tin with Mint Treasures and holiday tin with Chocolate Covered Pretzels!  Girls use nut order card and/or online sales and there is no financial risk to your troop! 
  • Complete in class training or online training
  • Qualify for Troop Product Coordinator position (register as member, select role, complete background screening)
  • Submit Troop Banking Form
  • Pick-up Fall Product Materials from Service Unit Materials Coordinator
  • Partner with Troop Leader to prepare for Family Meeting

September 5 and later (Troop Plan Book page 11)

  • Hold a Family Meeting
  • Collect Completed Parent Responsibility forms (last 2 pages of the Family Guide)

September 21 (Troop Plan Book page 4)

  • Troop Leaders/Product Coordinator receive Launch email from girlscout-sale@qspgao.com with link and login information to set-up troop page in UNIFY

September 22

Last day to order Gluten Free Girl Scout cookies for the 2020 sale.

Volume 2 | September 3, 2019

Troop Product Coordinators

Quick Checklist for Troop Product Coordinators

September 3-20 (Troop Plan Book pages 3-9)

  • Meet the products

Fall Product program has added “Cool Cards” to this year's offerings.  Plus, there is a new Girl Scout tin with Mint Treasures and holiday tin with Chocolate Covered Pretzels!  Girls use the nut order card and/or online sales and there is no financial risk to your troop! 

  • Complete in class-training or online training
  • Qualify for Troop Product Coordinator position (register as member, select role, complete background screening)
  • Submit Troop Banking Form
  • Pick-up Fall Product Materials from Service Unit Materials Coordinator
  • Partner with Troop Leader to prepare for Family Meeting

September 5 and later (Troop Plan Book page 11)

  • Hold a Family Meeting
  • Collect Completed Parent Responsibility forms (last 2 pages of the Family Guide)
  • Distribute materials only after Parent Responsibility form is completed

Volume 1 | August 27, 2019

Troop Product Coordinators

It’s Fall Product Time!  For helpful hints, forms & information, please visit our Fall Product Website

Quick Checklist for Troop Product Coordinators

  • Sign up for a Troop Product Coordinator in class training now!  Please note:  online training will be available beginning September 4, 2019.
  • Qualify for the Troop Product Coordinator position (register as a member, select role, complete background screening)
  • Submit Troop Banking form
  • Pick-up Fall Product Materials from Service Unit Materials Coordinator
  • Partner with Troop Leader to prepare for Family Meeting

Troop Product Coordinators will receive their Troop Leader Letter, Troop Plan Book and Family Guide in the mail after Labor Day. Learn how girls can start earning patches & prizes while your troop gets organized.  Only one adult per troop is receiving this mailing, so please pass it along to your Leader if you are not the correct recipient.

GSOC Fall Product