2015 Fall Product Sale
October 9 – November 1
What can a girl do? With your help, a girl can do anything! Participating in Girl Scout Product Sale activities is a great way to build leadership skills that will last a lifetime. The Girl Scout Product Sales Programs are the largest girl-led business in the world. We recognize girls as one of our nation’s greatest assets and have made it our mission to develop girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Top 3 Reasons for Your Troop to Participate
1. Earn Start-up Funds!
2. Sales Made Easy!
Girls can participate in one or all parts of the sale, making it adaptable for troops and independent girls.
3. Teach Girls Valuable Lessons!
Step 1: Attend a Fall Sale Volunteer Training
Step 2: Watch the Training Video
Step 3: Attend a Facts & Snacks Session
Once you have attended a training, you can pick up sale information and materials from your Troop Leader or Fall Sale Coordinator. Not sure who to contact? Please contact your local GSDH office at 800-666-2141.
Fall Sale Volunteer Rookie Training
Get registered for the 2015 Fall Sale Rookie Training! All Fall Sale volunteers are welcome to attend this detailed training session of the GSDH Fall Sale Program. Learn sales tactics, sales logistics, Nut-E and of course sample the delicious varieties of nuts & candy!
Fall Sale Volunteer Guru Training
Get registered for the 2015 Fall Sale Program Guru Training! This training is a 1 hr high-level session of the GSDH Fall Sale Program. We ask only the experienced Fall Sale volunteers to attend this session (3+ years of volunteer experience). Learn what is in store for the 2015 Fall Sale Program & of course sample the delicious varieties of nuts and candy!
It’s Easy to Participate
Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons knows how important and limited TIME is to girls, volunteers and their families. Our Fall Product Sale offers LOTS of flexible sales options – girls, parents and troops can choose how they want to participate:
Girl Scouts can choose any combination of these ways to sell – they can sell all products at all sales options or they can just do one or two. The options and combinations are completely up to the girls!
Troops earn funds which should be used to support your Troops Girl Scout year! Have your Girl Scouts and Parents vote on how they want to use their funds earned for the year—after all the sale is for the Girls: purchase new uniforms, go to camp or purchase Journey Books for all the Girls are some examples. There are a million ways to use your funds earned by participating in the Fall Product Sale. Girls learn skills along the way and have a ton of fun too!
$.75 per nut/candy item sold
$2.25 per magazine/photo item sold
$3.00 per reach out booklet filled out (1 book per girl)
|Service Units Earn
Service Units also earn proceeds from all Troops who participate.
SU Proceed Policy/Guidelines
|Individual Girl Scouts earn proceeds based on a sales range
Individual Girl Scouts – not associated with a Troop.
Fall Sale Individual Girl Proceeds
NEW! Product Sales Program Financial Process
Automated Clearing House (ACH)
ACH stands for Automated Clearing House and refers to an electronic banking network used for direct deposit and electronic bill payment. EXAMPLE: If your paycheck is direct deposited into your bank account then you are using the ACH system.
Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons (GSDH) Implementing ACH
GSDH will be implementing the ACH process starting in October 2015, which kicks off our Fall Product Sale Program, and will continue as our financial process going forward for all product sale programs.
How Does ACH Work?
Troops will simply deposit all money collected from a product sale program into their troop bank account (this includes ALL customers’ checks and cash). GSDH will set withdrawal dates throughout the sale and a percent of sales will be taken out of the troop’s bank account. These dates and dollar amounts will be communicated to each troop prior to each withdrawal.
What are the Benefits of ACH?
- Less work & time for the Troop Volunteers, Service Unit Volunteers and GSDH Staff.
- No more copies of money tracking forms, certified mailing of checks, tape totals, reconciliation of money, etc.
- It’s GREEN! Less paperwork = better for the environment.
Fall Product Sale Troop/Service Unit ACH Requirements
- Each troop is required to have an authorized and active troop bank account with 2 approved signers.
- Troop completes and signs the ACH Authorization Form – include voided check from troop bank account and return to GSDH no later than October 19, 2015.
- Nut-E Website —Need to enter and/or manage your troops orders?
- Nut/Candy and Magazines Online—Want to send emails to your customers or order nuts and magazines?
- QSP Online or Paper Magazine Customer Service or 1-877-289-6247
Have a question about your magazine order?
- QSP Online Tech Support 1-877-305-4146—Have trouble getting online?